The seventh grade student at Frontier School of Innovation County, Kush Sharma won the Spelling Bee contest that was held in Kansas City in Missouri on March 8, 2014. In addition to that, Sharma secured a place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, which is supposed to be held in May 2014.
Sharma is a 13-year-old Indian-American boy who has been announced as the winner of the spelling bee contest in the US in a memorable verbal duel which went on for a total of 95 rounds. Kush faced his opponent Sophia Hoffman, who is a 11-year-old student of the Lee’s Summit School.
Sophie and Kush played 75 rounds by themselves, which were being held for over two weeks. This happened after everyone else in the competition fell out of the contest long before. The competition was suspended on February 22, 2014 when the judges ran out of words. The final verdict was made on March 8, 2014, when Sophie misspelled her word ‘Stifling’ and lost the contest.
The Spelling Bee contest is a competition between students where the participants are asked to spell a broad selection of words. The contest has various difficulty levels and the concept has been originated in the US.
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