Scripps National Spelling Bee 2016 Ends with Co-Champions!
For the third year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has ended with co-champions taking home the trophy!
This year’s winners were 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar, whose older brother was a co-champion in 2014, and 11-year-old Nihar Janga, who competed in the competition for the first time.
The two young kids were declared co-champions after they breezed through 24 championship rounds without a winner.
After the competition was over, Nihar said that he was speechless and couldn’t find words because he is only in the fifth grade. Congrats to them both!