How do you spell w-i-n-n-e-r? The crowd at the Scripps National Spelling Bee went wild when Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old from Queens, New York, won with the word “knaidel,” a German-derived Yiddish word that means a small mass of dough, like a dumpling. “The words were extremely hard,” the unfazed champion said while hoisting his trophy in the air from the stage. This was Mahankali's fourth and final time competing, but this time he beat out 280 other contestants to take home $30,000 in prize money.
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