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Queens speller Arvind Mahankali ready for next year’s bee
Queens speller Arvind Mahankali ready for next year’s bee
News Billy Rennison 6/08/2012 at 1:19PM

Queens whiz Arvind Mahankali will never forget how to spell “schwannoma.” Mahankali’s spellbinding run at the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in third place for the second consecutive year after misspelling the word as s-c-h-v-o-n-o-m-a and hearing the dreaded ding of elimination. “I tried an educated guess, but I was not completely sure,” said Mahankali, [...]