Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee June 1, 2017 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Close to 300 spellers competed for the top honor in the annual spelling contest.
Erin Howard, 12, from Huntsville, Alabama, reacts after spelling her word correctly.
Alex Iyer of San Antonio, TX. reacts after misspelling his word.
Sohum Sukhatankar, 11, of Allen, Texas, right, takes a moment during a break in competition.
Naysa Modi, 11, from Monroe, La., waits her turn to spell.
Nikhil Lahiri of Painted Post, New York, tries to spell his word.
Naysa Modi, 11, from Monroe, La., reacts after correctly spelling her word.
Maggie E. Sheridan of Mansfield, Ohio, reacts after spelling her word correctly.
Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., correctly spells his word.
Sreeniketh Vogoti, 14, from Saint Johns, Fla., right, celebrates with his fellow spellers after spelling his word correctly.