A Ghanaian by name Nana Addo who resides in the US has won the 2017 edition of the Scripps Spelling Bee contest in Vermillion organised at the University of South Dakota on Saturday.
After advancing through school and regional competitions, 15 spellers competed for a chance to attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee hosted in Washington, D.C. May 28-June 2.
Addo’s winning word was ‘noggin.’
The second place finisher was Ryan Presler of Sioux Falls. Harshavardhan Kadarkaraisamy of Vermillion won third place.
The Scripps Spelling Bee has been sponsored by USD since 2012.