The South Asian Times

18 July 2018 10:20 AM

The 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee kicks off the season with 4 regionals

New York: Continuing its quest for the best speller in the community, the 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee traveled to Illinois, California, Maryland, and North Carolina this past weekend with stops in Chicago, The Bay Area, Washington DC, and Charlotte.

With a huge turnout this year, the Bee attracted some top talent as well as young and new spellers that competed for the coveted prizes and titles.

In the Chicago Regional, Snehal Choudhury (13) of Massillon, Ohio was the regional champ and Maya Jadhav (9) of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, was the first runner up.

In Bay Area, Rishik Gandhsri (12) of San Jose, California was the regional champ and Vayun Krishna (11) of Sunnyvale, California, was the first runner up.

In DC, Christopher Serrao (12) of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey was the regional champ and Srivarun Hathwar (12) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, was the first runner up.

In Charlotte, Vishal Madhudi (14) of Painted Post, New York was the regional champ and Kyu-Carlo Alegre (13) of Carrollton, Georgia, was the first runner up.

The event is open to children of South Asian descent up to 14 years of age. It will give South Asian children a chance to test their spelling skills in their core peer group. Interested spellers need their parent or guardian to register them online at 

www.southasianspellingbee.com.

Update: 02 July, 2018

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