Hats off to the nation’s best young speller!
I would like to praise Arvind Mahankali, a student at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School in Bayside, for being the winner of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
He won for correctly spelling the word “knaidel.”
This 13-year-old truly is a remarkable young man, and I believe Arvind can do anything he sets his mind to accomplish.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr., via email