Friday, June 03, 2005

Anurag Kashyap Wins National Spelling Bee :: FOXNews

Tied for second place were 11-year-old Samir Patel, who is home-schooled in Colleyville, Texas, and Aliya Deri, 13, of Pleasanton, Calif.
Samir ultimately stumbled on the word "Roscian," meaning skilled in acting. Two years ago, when Samir tied for third place, bee winner Sai Gunturi predicted he would be a force to be reckoned with in future contests.

There is a lesson to be relearned here. Immigrant families are part of the competitive life blood of the U.S. It goes both ways: without that competitive life blood their differences would isolate them, rather than make them valued. See my related post here.

The winning word: appoggiatura.


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