Last night, Queens' own Arvind Mahankali, 13, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling "knaidel," a Yiddish word for a kind of dumpling. (Mahankali had twice lost in the finals on Germanic words.) But Mahankali wasn't the only star—nearly every kid on the stage had presence. And good "concentration" faces.
14 year-old Anamika Veeramani won the Scripps National Spelling bee yesterday after correctly spelling "Stromuhr." Definition: "An instrument for measuring the flow of viscous substances." She'll now enter the lucrative Professional Spelling League, signing with the Chicago Dictionary Destroyers. [CNN]