And the winning word is: A 14-year-old from Florida wins the National Spelling Bee

14-year-old Dev Shah from Florida has won the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee with the winning word ~~”psammophile.”~~

The winning word: ~~”Psammophile”~~ is a noun describing animals and plants that prefer to live in sandy soil environments.
* Shah also spelled “poliorcetics,” ~~”aegagrus,”~~ and “schistorrhachis” correctly during the competition.

Prize details: Dev Shah took home a $50,000 cash prize for winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
* He is an eighth-grader from Largo in the Tampa Bay area.

Previous attempts: This year’s spelling bee was Shah’s third and final entry, previously competing in 2019 and 2021.
* The bee began in 1925 and is open to students through the eighth grade.

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