Top Student Spellers Compete At Scripps National Spelling Bee

In This Photo: Kavya Shivashankar
Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, pauses after she misspelled her word during the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel May 30, 2008 in Washington, DC. Shivashankar misspelled the word "écrasé" in round 11.
(May 30, 2008 - Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)