Snigdha Nandipati, of San Diego, Calif., concentrates while spelling in the last round to win the National Spelling Bee with the word 'guetapens' in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2012.
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Snigdha Nandipati (r.), of San Diego, Calif., celebrates with family members after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2012.
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Lori Anne Madison ponders upon a question during a news conference at the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals at National Harbor, Maryland May 31, 2012. Madison, who was eliminated in the previous round, is the youngest speller in the Spelling Bee's history.
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Philip Andrew Cummings of Oswego, N.Y., concentrates during the third round of the National Spelling Bee, May 30, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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Lori Anne Madison, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest contestant in the history of the National Spelling Bee, reaches for the microphone during the third round on May 30, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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Coralee Ashley Tibeingana Ahabwe Wade LaRue, of Vineyard Haven, Mass., spells her word during the third round of the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 30.
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Shruti Amin, 14, of Murrieta, Calif., watches as Jack Maglalang, 12, of Orangevale, Calif., reacts after spelling a word wrong.
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Spellers leave the stage during a break in competition at the National Spelling Bee.
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Naomi Li, 14, of Center Valley, Pa., thinks hard about how to spell her word.
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Sam Lowery of Charlestown, Mass., spells his word in the air during round two of the Bee.
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Pranav Sivakumar, 12, of Tower Lakes, Ill., spells his word.
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Kayla Sheffield, 13, of Fort Myers, Fla., wears different colored shoelaces as she waits to spell her word.
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Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest speller in the 2012 National Spelling Bee, adjusts the microphone to spell her word correctly.
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Jonah Gunter, 13, of Leavenworth, Wash. (l.), high-fives Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Va., after she spelled her word correctly.
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Dylan Bird, 13, of Pebble Beach, Calif., listens to fellow spellers.
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Lena Greenberg, 14, of Philadelphia, waits to compete. She spelled her word correctly.
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Eboseremhen Eigbe of Galloway, N.J., yawns during the second round.
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Contestants in the Bee take the written exam on computers in Oxon Hill, Md., Tuesday.