WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The annual Spelling Bee competition is running out of words. There seems to be no word that young contestants cannot spell, making it more and more difficult to have a single winner.
This year’s event was no different. The last two remaining spellers — Nihar Janga, 11, and Jairam Hathwar, 13 — breezed through the words hurled their way. They were declared co-champions. This is the third straight year in a row that co-champions were declared winners).
Following this year’s finals, Scripps, the competition’s sponsor, announced that beginning next year, Spanish and French words will be included in the list for competitors to spell.
“This should easily resolve the problem of having co-champions each year,” a spokesperson for Scripps said.