Monday, June 18, 2012

Ashrita Vadlapatla: Cumberland County's top speller and youngest speller competed in Scripps National Spelling Bee 2012

Fourth-grader Ashrita Vadlapatla is Cumberland County's top speller, advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee 2012.

8-year-old Ashrita Vadlapatla of Renaissance Classical Christian Academy outlasted 10-year-old Hahn Lheem of Stoney Point Elementary. The pair battled for 81 out of the bee's 93 rounds. The other 10 competitors - all of them the winners of district-level bees - dropped out by misspelling words in the first 12 rounds.

She is the youngest spellers competed in the event, is a fourth-grader at Renaissance Classical Christian Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina
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