Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California, holds her trophy after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "marocain" 7 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: AFP Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California, holds her trophy after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "marocain" 7 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: AFP
Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California, holds her trophy after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "marocain" 7 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: AFP

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Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California, holds her trophy after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "marocain" 7 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: AFP Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California, holds her trophy after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "marocain" 7 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: AFP
Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California, holds her trophy after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "marocain" 7 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: AFP
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