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Ananya Vinay wins 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

The 12-year-old is from Fresno, Calif.
Posted at 8:59 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 23:59:34-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGTV) -- Ananya Vinay was crowned the winner of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night. 

The 12-year-old is a sixth-grade student from Fresno, Calif. She won after spelling the word "Marocain."

MAROCAIN:  a dress fabric of ribbed crepe, made of silk or wool or both.

Vinay has won the state spelling bee three times.