Description:13-year-old whiz kid Arvind Mahankali of Bayside, Queens took home the big prize Thursday night, winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee – the first New Yorker to take home the prize is almost 16 years!
After his big win, Mahankali says he is retiring from the spelling bee world.
Retirement from spelling maybe — but not from the limelight.
He is now a celebrity!
A “spellebrity” Is what they are calling him — epecially with the girls in his class at his middle school MS 74.(2:01)