National Spelling Bee 2018: What does winning word 'koinonia' mean?

Melodie Loya looks upward as she tries to spell a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill Maryland U.S

Nemmani also continued a longtime trend by becoming the 14th champion or co-champion of South Asian descent the bee has had in 11 consecutive years, The Washington Post reported.

A second New Jersey student, Navneeth Murali of Edison, made it to the finals and landed in fifth place after misspelling the word "gelinotte", which is a European woodland grouse.

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Atman correctly spelled cantico in round two and vitascope in round three.

The final two spellers, Naysa Modi, 12, from Frisco, Texas, left, and Karthik Nemmani, 14, from McKinney, Texas, wait to spell their words during the evening finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2018.

The victor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee seized an opportunity that didn't exist before this year.

Scripps' Spelling Bee additionally offers an interactive way to seemingly view the competition outside of ESPN.

Another Indian-American, Atman Balakrishnan, the 12-year-old son of 1985 champion Balu Natarajan, did not advance to the finals.

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Indian-origin children have won the Spelling Bee championship for 11 continuous years since Sameer Mishra won in 2008.

Also new this year: Breaks for the voice of the Scripps Bee, Jacques Bailly - or "Dr. Bailly" to numerous spellers.

Utah, despite its glory, can't figure out how to spell the word "beautiful".

Karthik's cousin, Sri Nemmali, also competed in this year's bee and marveled at Karthik's discipline and study habits.

"I'm just going to worry about it one round at a time, and use all the information that the pronouncer gives me", she said upon being named a finalist. Add National Spelling Bee as an interest to stay up to date on the latest National Spelling Bee news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

After her defeat, she was swarmed by dozens of current and former spellers who wished her well, smiling throughout.

Karthik, for his part, took no pleasure in vanquishing a familiar foe.

"I already studied this morning", Atman said Thursday morning. "We weren't against each other".

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