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National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

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National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India
May 26, 2024

When Balu Natarajan became the first Indian American champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1985, a headline on an Associated Press article read, “Immigrants’ son wins National Spelling Bee,” with the first paragraph noting the champion “speaks his parents’ native Indian language at home.”

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