NICK EICHER, HOST: The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion is 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani.
He won that honor last week by correctly spelling a word you may have only heard your pastor pronounce.
AUDIO: Koinonia. K-O-I-N-O-N-I-A. Koinonia. That is correct!
Koinonia is an intimate spiritual or Christian communion.
Nemmani will receive a cash prize of $25,000, a reference library from Merriam-Webster, and a pizza party for his school.
The young man says he’ll spend the winnings on college and plans to study technology.
It’s The World and Everything in It.