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GOKUL VENKATACHALAM DECLARED WINNER OF THE 2014 MetLife SOUTH ASIAN SPELLING BEE
By CHANDRAKANT PANCHOLI
Originally Published On Aug 30, 2014


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GOKUL VENKATACHALAM DECLARED WINNER OF THE 2014 MetLife SOUTH ASIAN SPELLING BEE


The 13 year old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, MO, was declared winner of the 2014 South Asian Spelling Bee contest by correctly spelling the word 'becquerel' in the finals held on August 15, 2014, at the Rutgers College auditorium to battle it out for the title of champion and a $10,000 Grand Prize from MetLife.



(Meaning of the word: Becquerel: Named after Henri Becquerel, a French scientist who shared a Nobel Prize in 1903, is an International system of Units measurement of radio activity. One bq is a quantity of radio active material in which one nucleus decays per second.In other words, it is equivalent to an inverse second.

Did you get it? If not,let me give you the forumulae--A bq =m/maxN...., Well, Never mind, it is alright, if you didn't get it.But please, please, do not try to acquire some radio active material and watch its decay when no one is at home)!

He was competing with other 23 finalists.



Vanya Shivashankar from Olathe, KS, and Ananya Kodali from Highland Village, TX, were declared National Runner-Ups.

The event was taped live for broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television,

Niteka Mokal of touchdown media handled public relations.

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