Edmond local takes second at National Spelling Bee

She added, "I just dealt with my word, asked all my pieces and figured it out".

During an interview on CNN's New Day programme Ananya was asked by anchors Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo to spell the typo on live TV.

Ghana's representative at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, Lilly Tugbah, says she will not allow her inability to secure the topmost award dampen her spirit but will rather focus on the positive experience she garnered from the competition. Shourav Dasari, a past victor of both minor-league bees, was described as the consensus favorite as the ESPN broadcast began.Here are some other tough words which Ananya Vinay spelt correctly and became the victor this year.

Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She would occasionally ask for the part of speech or language or origin of the word, but often skipped that step to answer.

She tentatively ventured a guess, "C-O-F-E-F-E?", while chuckles could be heard in the background. "Again, it was a nonsense word".

"The president and a small group of people know exactly" what the tweet meant, he told reporters with a straight face.

At 12:06 a.m. ET Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".

By 6 a.m. ET, that tweet had been deleted. Hours later, he asked his followers to figure out the word's true meaning.

Ananya, of Fresno, California, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday after numerous rounds against Rohan Rajeev.

The two finalists went through a competitive final round, where they spelled words such as "cheiropompholyx, durchkomponiert and tchefuncte" all in a row, BBC reported.

  • Larry Hoffman