Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, right, of St. Louis, sit on stage during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday in Oxon Hill, Md.  The Spelling Bee ended in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-champions. (May 28, 2015)
Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, right, of St. Louis, sit on stage during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday in Oxon Hill, Md. The Spelling Bee ended in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-champions. (May 28, 2015) Andrew Harnik AP
Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, right, of St. Louis, sit on stage during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday in Oxon Hill, Md. The Spelling Bee ended in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-champions. (May 28, 2015) Andrew Harnik AP

Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe named co-champion of 2015 National Spelling Bee

May 28, 2015 09:33 PM