Rajagopal wins Nevada spelling bee with 'amanuensis'

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Eighth grader Shiva Rajagopal followed in his
sister's footsteps yesterday.
He guessed right on "amanuensis" and won the Nevada State
Spelling Bee.
Shiva attends Churchill Junior-Senior High School and is a state
spelling bee veteran, finishing in fourth place in 2005 and in
second place last year.
His victory is the second time that the Rajagopal family has
brought spelling bee glory to Churchill County.
His sister, Shankari Rajagopal, won the state bee title in 2004
and finished among the final 37 in national competition.
Shiva now is focusing on the Scripps National Spelling Bee,
which will take place in May in Washington, D-C.

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