Sukanya Roy declared as 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner for “cymotrichous”

By on Jun 3, 2011 in Education, Lifestyle, United States Comments

Sukanya Roy, from Pennsylvania, was declared as the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner on Thursday, June 2, 2011 for spelling the word ‘cymotrichous” correctly.



Sukanya Roy, 2011 Scripps National
Spelling Bee winner

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According to US news sites, Sukanya Roy, an eighth-grader from Abington Heights Middle School, in Newton Ransom won the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee title.

Roy, 14, an Indian American, tied in the 12th place in 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee, also tied in the 20th place for last year’s competition.

As noted at Scripps National Spelling Bee’s official website, Sukanya Roy also won the first place in the individual portion of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter Mathcounts Competition.

For her leisure time, Sukanya Roy, Speller No. 214, enjoys hiking, rock climbing and ice skating; and visits her family in India every summer, as she hopes to pursue a professional career in international relations.

Meanwhile, 275 young spelling contestants joined the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year, with ages 8 to 15 years old, but 82 percent are between 12 and 14 years old, while 13 of them advanced to the finals.

Besides winning the trophy, Sukanya Roy also won $30,000 cash prize, a $2,500 US savings bond, a $5,000 scholarship and $2,600 in reference works and a complete reference library.



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