U.S.|Meet this year’s finalists.
July 8, 2021, 7:15 p.m. ET
July 8, 2021, 7:15 p.m. ETJuly 8, 2021, 7:15 p.m. ET
The New York Times
More than fractional person acquisition connected the nationalist stage. One eighth grader is simply a seasoned seasoned of the astir competitory circuit. A 3rd telephone Texas home.
These are the students who reached the finals of this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. They hail from 7 states and the Bahamas, and person conscionable finished 5th done eighth grade. Four are from Texas, including 2 from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The youngest, Vivinsha Veduru, is 11. Several spellers competed successful the grueling 2019 tournament, which produced 8 co-champions aft hours of quizzing. And among the 14-year-olds is simply a pupil making her 4th effort astatine the spelling crown: Ashrita Gandhari, who competed successful 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Roy Seligman, 12, a seventh grader from Nassau, the Bahamas.
Bhavana Madini, 13, a seventh grader from New York City.
Sreethan Gajula, 14, an eighth grader from the Charlotte country successful North Carolina.
Ashrita Gandhari, 14, an eighth grader from Leesburg, Va.
Avani Joshi, 13, an eighth grader from Loves Park, Ill.
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, an eighth grader from New Orleans.
Vivinsha Veduru, 11, a 5th grader from Fort Worth.
Dhroov Bharatia, 12, a seventh grader from the Dallas area.
Vihaan Sibal, 12, a sixth grader from Waco, Texas.
Akshainie Kamma, 13, a seventh grader from Austin, Texas.
Chaitra Thummala, 12, a sixth grader from San Francisco.