Every year, nearly 300 kids head to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where they compete to be the last person spelling in the three-day event. This year’s contestants range from 6 to 15 years old, and they come from all over the nation to represent their schools.
This year, the final honors went to co-champions Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, and Jairam Hathwar, 13. The boys, who hail from Texas and New York, respectively, are the third duo in a row to share the win. Both boys are Indian-American. Watch them spell “Feldenkrais” and “gesellschaft”—courtesty of The Washington Post—then go off.