Obama hails spelling bee champs

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President Obama took to Twitter Thursday night to congratulate the co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee — the first time two winners were crowned since 1962.

Ansun Sujoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, N.Y., each survived the 25-word championship spelling list.

Sujoe had a chance to win after Hathwar misspelled "corpsbruder," referring to a comrade in a German student corps. But Sujoe whiffed on "antigropelos," meaning waterproof leggings, prolonging the bee.

There have been four co-champions in the history of the competition. Each will receive a championship trophy and $33,000 in cash and prizes.

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