12-year-old California girl wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., is kissed by her father moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Cliff Owen)

Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California, has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The word 12-year-old Vinay spelled to win was "Marocain," a French word for dress fabric made of ribbed crepe.

As the winner, Vinay gets more than $40,000 in cash and prizes.

Ananya's victory was the first time since 2013 that the bee has declared a single champion. It ended in a tie for three consecutive years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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