Ananya Vinay wins 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee

World | Associated Press | June 2, 2017, 7:08 pm
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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 The final two spellers Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., and Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, right, applaud during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

The final two spellers Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., and Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, right, applaud during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., correctly spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., correctly spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, spells her word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, spells her word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., reacts after misspelling his word and eventually losing to Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California, during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., reacts after misspelling his word and eventually losing to Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California, during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, celebrates with her mother Anu Pama Polyedathpp after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, celebrates with her mother Anu Pama Polyedathpp after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, is kissed by her father Vinay Sreekumar moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, is kissed by her father Vinay Sreekumar moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, celebrates onstage with her parents, Anu Pama Poliyedathpp, left, and Vinay Sreekumar, right, after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. The first National Spelling Bee was held in 1925 and put on hold during World War II. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, celebrates onstage with her parents, Anu Pama Poliyedathpp, left, and Vinay Sreekumar, right, after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. The first National Spelling Bee was held in 1925 and put on hold during World War II. (Image: AP)

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 With the winners trophy passing by, Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., talks with his father Rajeev Muralidharan, moments after losing in the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

With the winners trophy passing by, Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., talks with his father Rajeev Muralidharan, moments after losing in the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, and Rich Boehne, president E.W. Scripps Company, hold the winners trophy aloft after she won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, and Rich Boehne, president E.W. Scripps Company, hold the winners trophy aloft after she won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, with her mother, holds her trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, with her mother, holds her trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, with her mother, holds her trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, California, with her mother, holds her trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Image: AP)