Ananya spells marocain correctly to win the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Finalists who were no longer in the competition were invited to sit on stage to watch the Championship Finals.
Ananya Vinay, speller #264, of Fresno, CA is the champion of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee champion is Ananya Vinay of Fresno, CA. Ananya was letter-perfect through 34 rounds. The winning word was marocain, a ribbed crepe fabric used in women’s clothing.
Congratulations also to Rohan Rajeev, an eighth grader from OK, who was the runner-up in this year’s Bee.
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