'Stromuhr' wins the spelling bee

Anamika Veeramani.a 14-year-old from North Royalton, Ohio, won the national spelling bee with “stromuhr,” a German word for a blood-flow gauge.  In addition to studying spelling “up to 16 hours a day,” the eighth grader enjoys golf, dance, music and writing. She wants to be a cardiovascular surgeon and a writer.

Anamika, who attends a Catholic school in the Cleveland suburb, is the eighth winner of Indian descent in the last 12 years.

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