Kavya Shivashankar

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Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009, outspelling 11 other finalists. The word that gave her the win was "Laodicean." Ahem, to be honest with you guys, this is a new word for me, this is the first time for me to meet this word. The meaning of the word is "lukewarm or indifferent, esp. in religion, as were the early Christians of Laodicea."

Kavya, a sweet smiling girl brought home $40,000 and a big trophy. Wow, I have about 10 years in my hand to prepare my little boy for a contest like this :)


Umma May 29, 2009 at 3:07 AM  

Hello Mommy Ice, kumusta na, are you feeling ok na ba? palagi ka na lang me sakit no? Did you see a doctor ba?

BTW, I never heard that kind of word too.. just knew it after reading your entry, beside I dont think if we will be able to use it daily, di ba?

Badong May 29, 2009 at 8:45 PM  

inggit ako sa kanya! mahina kasi ako sa spelling eh. hehe

Badong May 29, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

the mere fact that she could spell her name right gives her an advantage already. hehe

isah liit

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