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New Word - 'Spellfie' - Emerges Victorious at Spelling Bee

Spellers who were eliminated earlier from competition take a selfie, also known as "spellfie," on the National Spelling Bee stage.
Image: Students Compete In Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
Spellers who have been eliminated from the competition take a selfie, also known as "spellfie," during a live broadcast commercial break of final rounds of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 29 in National Harbor, Md.Alex Wong / Getty Images
/ Source: Associated Press

Every year the Scripps National Spelling Bee is good for colorful moments as bright kids enjoy their turn in the spotlight, and this year was no different. A new word – “spellfie” – was coined, as spellers, family and fans took photos of themselves in addition to the usual rush to collect each other's autographs.

Ansun Sujoe, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, of Painted Post, N.Y., were declared as co-champions after 22 rounds of the competition.

—Associated Press