10 Years of Spelling Bee Champions

Click through the last 10 years of National Spelling Bee champions.

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Sameer Mishra, from West Lafayette, Ind., won the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word "guerdon."
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Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kansas, left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, Missouri, hold up the trophy as co-champions after winning the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. They won on the words "scherenschnitte" and "nunatak," respectively.
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Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, won the 2014 National Spelling Bee with the word "stichomythia." He was co-champion with Ansun Sujoe.
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Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, was co-champion of the 2014 the National Spelling Bee with Sriram Hathwar. Sujoe's winning word was, "feuilleton."
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Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, New York, won the 2013 National Spelling Bee with the word "knaidel."
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Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego, California, won the 2012 National Spelling Bee with the word "guetapens." She hugged her grandfather, Mallikarjanrao Chalavadi, from India after winning.
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Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, won the 2011 National Spelling Bee with the word "cymotrichous."
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Anamika Veeramani of North Royalton, Ohio, won the 2010 National Spelling Bee with the word "stromuhr."
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Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, won the 2009 National Spelling Bee with the word "Laodicean."
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Sameer Mishra, of West Lafayette, Indiana, won the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word "guerdon."
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Evan M. O'Dorney of Danville, California, won the 2007 National Spelling Bee with on the word "serrefine."
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Katharine Close, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, won the 2006 National Spelling Bee with the word "ursprache."
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