That had already posted before I saw this post on Yahoo! News.
Look at some of the quotes from the winner, who, at 13, also happens to be an aspiring neurosurgeon.
"But I don't think anything can replace spelling," Kavya Shivashankar said. "Spelling has been such a big part of my life."
Did you catch that? Spelling? A big part of her life? Remember my advice to the spelling bee contestants? GET A LIFE!!!
And then this from her mother:
"We haven't skipped meals, we haven't lost sleep, but we've skipped a lot of social time."
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but maybe they could have skipped one of those meals to spend some time with friends. I'm just sayin'. . . .
Well, at least those spellers have a sense of humor.
"This year there was a new humorous twist: Organizers turned the sentences read by pronouncer Jacques Bailly into jokes."
I'm so relieved to learn that even though they're all aspiring to neurosurgery and that they don't have any friends, they're still a punny group anyway.