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Anamika Veeramani

Anamika Veeramani is a 14 year old Indian-American girl who won 2010 US 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. She correctly spelled the word 'stromuhr', which is a device that measures blood flow and speed to claim the winner's trophy and more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anamika is the third consecutive Indian-American bee champion.  She beat 272 contests to win this year event. She plays golf, loves to dance and plans to become a cardiovascular surgeon. A spelling bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell English words. India has its own Spelling Bee contest.