spell check be damned

Watch Scripps Spelling Bee Champ Arvind Mahankali Win With ‘Knaidel’

It all came down to one German-derived Yiddish word meaning a boiled dumpling, and 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali, from Bayside, Queens, nailed it. If you hadn’t already chosen hometown hero Mahankali as your favorite from today’s primer, it’s probably not too late to do so (unless you put money on it). This is one confident middle-schooler.

Watch Scripps Spelling Bee Champ Win the Day