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  • Eighth Grader Wins National Spelling Bee

    05/29/2003 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 98 replies · 3,609+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - A 13-year-old eighth-grader from Dallas nailed "pococurante" to win the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee on Thursday. It was Sai Gunturi's fourth time in the competition. "I studied it," a beaming Sai said of the word after winning the contest, $12,000 and other prizes. "That's why I was kind of laughing." The word means indifferent or nonchalant. Sai plays the violin and studies Indian classical music. His father, Sarma, is a chemical engineer and his mother, Lakshmi, is a homemaker. Last year, Sai tied for seventh place. He tied for 16th place in 2001 and tied for...