San Diego teenager wins national spelling bee contest
A 14-year-old girl from San Diego has won the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling "guetapens," which means an ambush, snare or trap.
Snigdha Nandipati, an eighth-grader at Francis Parker School in La Jolla, bested eight other finalists Thursday for the title in the contest held in Oxon Hill, Md.
Her grandfather had reportedly promised her a trip to India if she won.
--Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Snigdha Nandipati, the national spelling bee champ. Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images
Correction: An earlier version of this story mispelled the name of Snigdha Nandipati.