Meet the National Spelling Bee Finalists

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U.S.|Meet this year’s finalists.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/us/spelling-bee-finalists.html

July 8, 2021, 7:15 p.m. ET

July 8, 2021, 7:15 p.m. ET

The New York Times

The 11 spellers competing successful  the finals of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee hail from 7  states and the Bahamas, and person  conscionable  finished 5th  done  eighth grade.
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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.

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