"Whatever," said Sujoe, 13, a 7th grader from Fort Worth, Texas, as the seconds ticked down at the contest here. He couldn't get the word, "feuilleton," out of his mouth, but he spelled it correctly.
Sujoe shared the trophy and a $30,000 sacholarship with Sriram Hathwar, 14, the lone repeat finalist of Painted Post, New York, His last correct spelling was "stichomythia."
Meanwhile, former President George H. W. Bush was presented with with an honorary doctor of laws degree by Harvard University.
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Leaders pose for photo op
Posing for a photo during a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Council,Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Spelling bee champions
The 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champions Ansun Sujoe,of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, of Painted Post celebrate with their family after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition.
All smiles before ceremony
Harvard University President Drew Faust speaks with former President George H. W. Bush before Harvard commencement ceremonies.
International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebrated
Members of the United Nations Peacekeepers stand in attention during the celebration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers inside Camp Crame in Quezon City, the Philippines. (Photo courtesy- IANS)
Serving it right
France's Gael Monfils serves the ball to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France.