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Harini Logan Wins Spelling Bee: Indian-American Harini LoganWins 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion -Newshubweek

Harini Logan Wins Spelling Bee: Indian-American Harini LoganWins 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion
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Written by Arindam

Washington: 14-year-old Indian-origin Harini Logan has won this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition. Harini, who hails from San Antonia in the US state of Texas, won the coveted title by correctly spelling 22 of the historically 26 words in a 90-second spell-off (tiebreaker match). To win this competition, he had finally spelled the word Moorhen, which is the name of a small beautiful bird. The most important thing is that both the finalists in this competition were of Indian origin. Harini is a student of 8th standard. In the final, Vikram Raju, who studied in 7th, gave a tough competition to Harini.

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Decisions were made by the spell of match for the first time
Both were tied in the final round. After this, for the first time, the judges decided to have a 90-second spell off. In this, both were asked to spell as many words as possible in 90 seconds. The condition was that the one who spells the most words in 90 seconds would be chosen as the winner of the competition. In this challenge, Harini spelled 22 words correctly. Vikram Raju could spell only 15 words correctly. After this Harini was declared the winner of ‘Spelling Bee’ 2022. For the first time in this competition the winner was selected in a spell off.

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38.80 lakh won in the prize. reward of
Harini received a reward of $ 50,000 (about Rs 38.80 lakh) and Vikram Raju, 12, of Denver, received a reward of $25,000 (Rs 19.40 lakh). In the year 2020, this competition was canceled due to Corona, while in 2021 it was made online. Harini loves creative writing and plans to publish a book in high school. Apart from learning words, she enjoys playing the piano, recorder and guitar.

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