Indian-American Aishwarya Pastapur (a Gulbarga girl) is out of the Spelling Bee 2009 finals.
Menhir was the word that tripped Aishwarya.
(Image: Spelling Bee)
Here’s Aishwarya’s bio from the Bee site:
Aishwarya, a voracious reader and dedicated student, has participated in university talent searches and scholastic bowl competitions. As team captain, she was instrumental in leading her Mathcounts team to state-level competition by winning first place in county-level competition two years in a row. Her role model is Amelia Earhart because “she followed her passion and dreams no matter what anyone said.” Aishwarya represented the Topeka Journal in the 2006 and 2007 national finals.
* Speller No. 89, Aishwarya Pastapur
Age, Grade: 13, Eighth Grade
School: Glenwood Middle School, Chatham, Illinois
Sponsor: The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois