I don't quite understand it. What I do understand is that Vanya Shivashankar was eliminated from the 2013 national spelling bee after misspelling zenaida. Yet Vanya is charmed. Or perhaps that's too dismissive. It definitely is. She is SKILLED. She is only 12, and she has already made it to the finals three times. Her older sister is 2009 champion Kavya Shivashankar. Her goal is to make spelling bee history -- if she wins, it will be the first time that two siblings have ever won the national bee. A lofty goal, perhaps, but given her past performance, not an unreasonable one. Good luck, Vanya!
Only 7 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes until the next national bee!