This year there was a tie for the famous national Scripps Spelling Bee: Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam.
These two youngsters, Indian-Americans, represent the consistent winners of the spelling bee, Indian-Americans. Furthermore, for those who decry the state of public education, these two youths are the product of our nation's public education system. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam - give 'em a big hand! They worked very hard. With the assistance and support of their families and the public education system, they won!!!! Congratulations!