The Scripps National Spelling Bee Declares Co-Champions — Again
Each champion correctly spelled 36 words on stage to win the title.By Stephanie Liebergen | May 27, 2016
Eleven million students around the world. 284 spellers in Washington, D.C. Narrowed down to 45 finalists. Whittled down again to 10 final finalists for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
And in the end, Feldenkrais and gesellschaft were the words of the night.
Jairam Hathwar from Painted Post, New York, and Nihar Janga from Austin, Texas, won the bee and all the prizes that come with it: $40,000 cash; $2,500 in savings bonds; a trip to New York City; an engraved trophy; and more.