Sukanya‘s winning word was “cymotrichous,” which relates to wavy hair. She likes hiking, rock climbing and ice skating, wants to travel and perhaps pursue a career in international relations. She is the fourth consecutive Indian-American to win the bee and the ninth in the last 13 years, a run that began when Nupur Lala captured the crown in 1999 and was later featured in the documentary “Spellbound.” http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-06-02-national-spelling-bee-finals_n.htm–adjectivehaving wavy hair.
- Spelling Bee triumph claimed with “cymotrichous” (cbsnews.com)
- Pa. girl aces ‘cymotrichous’ to win Spelling Bee – Boston Globe (news.google.com)
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