Spelling bee Sandip Roy: Spelling Foreign By Sandip Roy • Jun 7, 2017 Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP/modified from original Listen Listening... / 6:00 Sandip Roy's Dispatch - Spelling Foreign The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a new winner. 12 year old Ananya Vinay. Another Indian American. That’s not news anymore.But Ananya Vinay’s victory made news outside the spelling beehive for a different reason. Imminent hive collapse By Sandip Roy • Apr 17, 2013 Sandip Roy The website Quartz reported that the Scripps National Spelling Bee might have just undercut its best competitors – Indian Americans.