Another American idol was crowned last week in Washington, DC. Her name is Snigdha Nandipati. She's only 14 years old and like Jessica Sanchez, she comes from San Diego, California. Unlike "AI's" Phillip Phillips, however, Snigdha did not need the votes of the TV audience to claim victory. I have no idea whether she's a superb singer but she's definitely a whiz when it comes to spelling. She just won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee and was awarded $30,000 in cash, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a complete reference library, a $5,000 scholarship, $2,600 in reference works, an online language course and a Nook Color. The event was covered live on ESPN.
From a field of 278 elementary school students, the Bee was down to two finalists in Round 11, Snigdha and Stuti Mishra. The two were able to spell their assigned words: "admittatur" (the certificate of admission given in some American colleges) for Snigdha and "chionablepsia" (the condition of snow blindness) for Stuti. In RoundRead More »from Another ‘American Idol’ is crowned