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After the past three National Spelling Bees ended with co-champions, we have a single winner in 2017.

Ananya Vinay, a sixth-grader from Fresno, prevailed by spelling marocain, which is "a ribbed crepe fabric used in women's clothing." The other finalist was Rohan Rajeev, an eighth-grader from Oklahoma, who stumbled on marram, a word of Scandinavian origin meaning "any of several beach grasses."

Vinay, 12, collected $40,000 for winning the 90th annual event. Here's a look at Vinay, and other recent champions with their winning words:

2017: Ananya Vinay

Ananya Vinay

Ananya Vinay was sponsored by The Fresno Bee.

2016: Jairam Hathwar (co-champion) Jairam Hathwar Jairam Hathwar was sponsored by Corning Rotary Club.

2016: Nihar Janga (co-champion) Nihar Janga Nihar Janga was sponsored by Houston Public Media.

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2015: Vanya Shivashankar (co-champion) Vanya Shivashankar Shivashankar was sponsored by the Olathe News of Kansas.

2015:Gokul Venkatachalam (co-champion) Gokul VenkatachalamVenkatachalam was sponsored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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2014: Ansun Sujoe (co-champion) Ansun Sujoe Ansun Sujoe was sponsored by Texas Christian University.

2014: Sriram Hathwara (co-champion)

Sriram Hathwara Sriram Hathwara was sponsored by Corning Rotary Club.

2013: Arvind Mahankali Arvind Mahankali Arvind Mahankali was sponsored by the New York Daily News.

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2012: Snigdha Nandipati Snigdha Nandipati Snigdha Nandipati was sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

2011: Sukanya Roy Sukanya Roy Sukanya Roy was sponsored by the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

2010: Anamika Veeramani Anamika Veeramani Anamika Veeramani was sponsored by The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.

2009: Kavya Shivashankar Kavya Shivashankar Kavya Shivashankar was sponsored by the Olathe News of Kansas.

2008: Sameer Mishra Sameer Mishra Sameer Mishra was sponsored by the Journal and Courier of Lafayette, Indiana.

2007: Evan M. O'Dorney Evan M. O'Dorney Evan M. O'Dorney was sponsored by the Contra Costa Times.

2006: Kerry Close Kerry Close Kerry Close was sponsored by the Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune.

2005: Anurag Kashyap Anurag Kashyap Anurag Kashyap was sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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