Weatherbird's top tweets: Congratulations, Gokul! Live
We’ll dive right in, with the biggest spelling news of the week.
#speller140 Gokul Venkatachalam becomes a co-champion by spelling the word 'nunatak' correctly #spellingbee
Gokul is from Chesterfield, and this was his fourth time at the national bee. After he became co-champion, St. Louisans cheered:
They split the trophy and each take home half a set of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. #spellingbee
cut to the chase. elect these two POTUS, they'll get crap done
A St. Louisan & a Kansas kid are co-champs of the National Spelling Bee? If only there were a way to settle this...@SaintLouisFC @SportingKC
(St. Louis’ soccer team, St. Louis FC, is participating in a nationwide tournament. The next game in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is against Kansas City’s soccer team, Sporting KC, in June.)
In one tweet, could someone explain how you practice spelling? This is a legit request.
Gokul will certainly be telling about his experience for the rest of his life.
"and i just said 'nunatak' and walked away, boom" "ugh we know, dad"
During the bee, which was televised live, another contestant was asked to spell “Billiken.”
.@ScrippsBee Gokul must be going out of his mind that someone else got "Billiken" not that he shows it ever @stltoday #spellingbee
Must be a slow day on the twitters when everybody is live tweeting the spelling bee
Um, we were live tweeting it because it’s awesome! And congratulations again to Gokul Venkatachalam.
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