Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego, Calif., holds the trophy after she has won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition on May 31, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

14-Year-Old California Girl Captures National Spelling Bee On ‘Guetapens’

The story of this spelling bee champion begins in the car, on the daily commute to kindergarten with father at the wheel.