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Posted by on Jun 6, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Why do children of Indian descent dominate English-language spelling competitions?



The latest results are now official. Another child of Indian descent won a prestigious spelling contest. The latest competition was the Scripps National Spelling Bee, held over Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC.

The 2022 winner was Harini Logan, age 14, from San Antonio. She is Indian-American, an ethnic group that statistically comprises barely 1 percent of the U.S. population. Yet, over the past two decades, Indian-Americans have dominated the Scripps National Spelling Bee (and others, too) – with 21 of the past 23 champions being of South Asian descent. Again, that’s 21 out of 23 — this is stunning.

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