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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Florida girl hopes to extend Indian-American win streak at spelling bee

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Most evenings, when her homework is done, Stuti Mishra turns to her Merriam-Webster Third New International Dictionary. Many of the words in the 12-pound tome are highlighted. Often, she will play with an online dictionary on her laptop to quickly find a word origin.

Mishra's father, Tapas, said Indian families tend to be multilingual and that can be a big advantage. As for his daughter, she is good at visualizing words and saying them in front of a crowd.

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