Best of Austin More 2016 Critics Arts & Entertainment Best “Not a Museum” Museum: Museum of Human Achievement Best Austin Film Scene Tipster: Dan Eggleston, Austin Film Casting Yahoo Group Best Life Changer: Barry Maxwell, Street Lit Best Mopar Poet: W. Joe Hoppe Best Summer Soundtrack: Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Best International Passport: Indie Meme Best (and Worst) Video Game Ideas: Saam Pahlavan's Twitter Account Dancer Most Likely to Be Mistaken for an Alien Lifeform: Rosalyn Nasky Best New Look for an Old Play: Hamlet by Sarah Presson/Eye Like Design Best Art for the Masses: TEMPO – temporary public art displays Best Thought Experiments: Curtis Luciani and Kaci Beeler Best Li’l Drive-In in Texas: Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In Best Truly Odd Comedy Venue: The Institution Theater Best Return of the Austin We Miss: Austin Stories Reunion Best Moving Image Memorial: Tower Muralist Most Likely to Bring Back the Age of Aquarius: Rex Hamilton Best Space Energizer: Beili Liu Best Curative Curators: Los Outsiders Best Unstoppable Comedy Dynamo: Lashonda Lester Best Word Warrior: Ebony Stewart Best F. U. to Dan Patrick: Carina Magyar

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Best Speller: Nihar Janga

Bravo to 11-year-old Nihar Janga from River Ridge Elementary School for becoming the youngest student to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was a tense few moments last May as the ESPN cameras zoomed in on the final two competitors, Janga and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of New York. After the word warriors stumbled twice, they both correctly spelled their next words to be declared co-champions. “I’m speechless,” Nihar said of the win. “I’m only in the fifth grade.”

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