It was Sameer Mishra’s day. I was really disappointed to see Kavya Shivashankar lose, but brightened up when I realized that two of the top three spots would definitely go to kids of Indian origin. Sigh. I guess I will always fail the Tebbit test.
I really liked Tia Thomas too. She looked so determined, and this was her last chance too.. and then, I do prefer a girl to win. All things considered, in the final round, I really didn’t care much as to who won, especially since I knew it wasn’t going to be Kavya.
Still, it feels nice to find that the top two spots in the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee went to Indian American kids.
The funniest part of the evening though, was the look on Sameer Mishra’s face when he thought he had to spell “Numb Nuts” on National television. Watch the video: