KCI Airport buzzes with family and friends awaiting arrival of Vanya Shivashankar

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KCI Airport was buzzing with fans awaiting Vanya Shivashankar's arrival Wednesday night.

Shivashankar won the Scripps National Spelling Bee just a week ago, but has since appeared on shows such as Live with Kelly and Michael with her St. Louis co-champion.

FOX 4's Mary Pulley was there when Shivashankar met up with friends and family. Watch the video above to see the special homecoming for the spelling expert.