g-u-e-r-d-o-n, suckas

Guerdon, suckaaaaas! Over the weekend, 13-year-old Sameer Mishra of West Lafayette, Indiana destroyed his competition and spelled "guerdon" correctly to win the 81st Scripps National Spelling Bee: Indiana Boy Spells 'Guerdon' to Win National Bee.

Appropriately enough, the word means "something that one has earned or gained." It was Sameer's fourth and last time competing at the bee, and after being a top 20 finisher for the past two years, he came out on top, beating first-time participant Sidharth Chand, 12, of Bloomfield, Michigan. Skills. More on Sameer's badass victory here: Hoosier speller wins national bee.

Another Desi kid wins the spelling bee crown! You gotta love it. How is that South Asians seem to have a lockdown on this competition? Sepia Mutiny doesn't have the answer, but I really enjoyed their coverage all the same: W-I-N-N-E-R! Desi Kid Wins Spelling Bee, Again.

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