CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to 13-year-old PAINTED POST, NY-native JAIRAM HATHWAR and 11-year-old AUSTIN, TX-native NIHAR JANGA who on yesterday, Thursday, May 27, were named 2016 SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CO-CHAMPIUONS!!!
ESPN reports 13-year-old JAIRAM is the younger brother of 2014 Co-Champion SRIRAM HATHAWAY, and; at age 11, NIHAR is the youngest Spelling Champion to date.
They each received a trophy and $45,000 in cash and prizes.
2016 marks the third consecutive year that the competition has ended in a tie.