Whatever happened to ...

George Thampy?

Mr. Thampy, as a 12-year-old, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2000. Winning word: Demarche.

George, the son of Indian immigrants (who relocated to Missouri), was also a homeschooler. He graduated from Harvard, majored in chemistry, and now works for an equity firm. He also serves as a judge for the Bee.

Here's an interview George did a couple of years ago where he talks about his journey to become the nation's top speller.

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