Friday, May 29, 2009

Congrats & kudos to Kavya Shivashankar

13-year-old Kansas girl wins National Spelling Bee
By JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press
28 May 2009
WASHINGTON – Cool and collected, Kavya Shivashankar wrote out every word on her palm and always ended with a smile. The 13-year-old Kansas girl saved the biggest smile for last, when she rattled off the letters to "Laodicean" to become the nation's spelling champion.

Public service:
1. Of or relating to Laodicea.
2. Indifferent or lukewarm especially in matters of religion.
A native or inhabitant of Laodicea.

An ancient city of western Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Built by the Seleucids in the third century b.c., it was a prosperous Roman market town on the trade route from the East and an early center of Christianity.

[The Free Dictionary by Farlex]
Again: Congrats & kudos to Kavya Shivashankar!

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