Ohio girl nation's top speller with 'stromuhr' - Life- msnbc.com WASHINGTON - No theatrical flourishes for Anamika Veeramani. She kept her hands behind her back and rattled off the letters of every word she was given -- until she was crowned the spelling bee champion. The 14-year-old girl from North Royalton, Ohio, won the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday, acing the word medical word "stromuhr" to claim the winner's trophy and more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anamika became the third consecutive Indian-American bee champion, and the eighth the last 12 years. It's a run that began when Nupur Lala won in 1999 and was featured in the documentary "Spellbound." WAZZUP WIT DAT?