Cutting Room Floor: C-E-L-E-B-R-I-T-Y

Posted May 29, 2009 at 2:26pm

[IMGCAP(1)]Speller No. 103, Kennyi Kwaku Aouad, 13, from Terre Haute, Ind., has his face powdered by a makeup artist as he signs autographs for other spelling contestants and shakes hands during a break in last week’s finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Although Aouad made it to the final round, Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old from Olathe, Kan., won this year’s contest.