The South Asian Times

18 August 2019 11:07 AM

The 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee finishes strong with 5 regionals

Continuing its quest for the best speller in the community, the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee traveled to California, Maryland, North Carolina, Washington DC and New Jersey these past two weekends.

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 Bay Area, Nidhi Vadlamudi of Santa Clara was the regional champ and Vayun Krishna of Sunnyvale, California was the first runner up.

In DC, Aryan Nindra of Leesburg Virginia along with Nilla Rajan of Chillicothe, Ohio were named co-champions.

In Charlotte, Maya Jadhav from Fitchburg, Wisconsin was the regional champ and Ekansh Rastogi of Heathrow, Florida was the first runner up.

In Dallas Pranav Nandakumar of Austin, Texas was the regional champ and Hepzibah Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas was the first runner up.

In New Jersey, Navneeth Murali from Edison, New Jersey was the regional champ and Advitiya Jadhav of Princeton Junction, New Jersey was the first runner up.

The event is open to children of South Asian descendants up to 14 years of age. 

Organized by Touchdown Media Inc., the South Asian Spelling Bee is celebrating its 12thanniversary this year.

The top two spellers of each regional competition advance to the finals to be held in New Jersey on August 8th and the championship prize is $3,000.

Update: 14 July, 2019

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