New York City Spelling Bee Champ Arvind Mahankali of Queens wins for 3rd year in a row

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Arvind Mahankali

First Place Winner, 12 year-old Arvind Mahankali of Junior High School 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne in Queens takes home the trophy during the 48th Annual Daily News New York Spelling Bee at Hunter College High School at 71 East 94th Street in New York, NY on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.  (Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News)