Kansas, Missouri students co-champs of National Spelling bee

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Posted: May 28, 2015 10:26 PM

OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - Eighth-graders Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri, and Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, were declared co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Gokul ended a tense standoff by correctly spelling "nunatak," an Inuit word for an exposed ridge in a glacier.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Ken Wills)