2015 Spelling Bee Champion Gives Tribute to LeBron James (Video)
For the second consecutive year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie. This year, the two champions are Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar.
Shivashankar’s victory marks the first time a sibling of a past champion has won the competition, as her sister Kavya won it back in 2009.
As for Venkatachalam, he also earns a share of the championship after finishing in third last year. And he celebrated the achievement by paying homage to his favorite basketball player, LeBron James:
“I’m taking my talents to the National Spelling Bee” https://t.co/nZRZlFH2FD
— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) May 29, 2015