Sukanya Roy an Indian-American from Pennsylvania has won the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The 14-year-old Miss Roy spelled the word cymotrichous correctly to win the Spelling Bee competition. The word is an adjective which means having wavy hair.

This year’s Spelling Bee brought 275 competitors ranging in age from 8 to 15 from all over the world, according to the Scripps Spelling Bee website. She won the title as well as $40,000 in cash and prizes. She is the fourth Indian-American to win the prize in as many years. Laura Newcombe, 12, from Toronto, took second place.

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