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  • Vanya Shivashankar, second from left, 13, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam, right, 14, of St. Louis, are greeted onstage by their families as co-champions after winning the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, hold up the trophy as co-champions after winning the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • The remaining two spellers Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, right, of St. Louis, sit on stage during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Dev Jaiswal, 13, of Jackson, Miss., kisses his sister Rani, right, while their mother Hernlata looks on after incorrectly spelling the word "iridocyclitis" in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 28, 2015.
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  • Paul Keaton, 14, of Lexington, Ky., correctly spells the word "crannog" in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 28, 2015.
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  • Ankita Vadiala, 13, of Manassas, Va. reacts positively as she is given the word "billable" to spell during the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Srinath Mahankali, 11, of New York, stands on stage before correctly spelling "sphenogram" during the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Vaishnavi Suren, 14, of Jacksonville, Fla. correctly spells "kipuka" during the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2015, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Dev Jaiswal, 13, of Jackson, Miss. reacts as he correctly spelled "boucle" during the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Siyona Mishra, 11, of Orlando, Fla. correctly spells "procrypsis" during the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Sophia Han, 14, of Tianjin, China, thinks about how to spell her word "vermicide" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • James Bryner, 13, of Price, Utah, sticks out his tongue after miss-spelling the word "heliophilous" in the third round of preliminaries of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md. on May 27, 2015.
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  • Sophia Han, 14, of Tianjin, China, pauses while correctly spelling her word during the third round of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 27, 2015.
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  • Brody Dicks, 10, of Park City, Utah, thinks about how to spell "souvenir" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Jairam Hathwar, 12, of Corning, N.Y., spells the word "harpsichord" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 27, 2015.
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  • Mary Jo Johnson, 12, of Dayton, Ohio, reacts as she correctly spells her word "indigenous" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Andrew Lazenby, 11, of Baltimore, has his collar adjusted by a member of the staff before competing in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27, 2015, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Kelvin Winney, 10, of Arizona, pauses while spelling his word in the preliminaries of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Ankita Vadiala, 13, of Manassas, Va., celebrates after correctly spelling the word "geta" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 27, 2015.
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  • Kayleigh Guffey, 13, of Gastonia, N.C., spells the word "altruism" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 27, 2015.
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  • Zander Reed, 12, of Ames, Iowa, reacts after misspelling his word during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 27, 2015.
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  • Katie Collins, 12, of Terre Haute, Ind., gestures while spelling her word during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 27, 2015.
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