Desi kid Aditya Chemudupaty is out of the 2010 Spelling Bee.
Aditya was tripped by engysseismology.
The 13-year-old is an 8th grader at Nolan Ryan Junior High School in Pearland, Texas.
Oh, well. there are two more desi kids in the fray: Anamika Veeramani and Shantanu Srivatsa.
Here’s Aditya’s bio from the Bee web site:
Aditya credits his “reading habit” for his excellent spelling skills; this is his second appearance at the national bee. His idea of a pleasant afternoon might include watching the movie Avatar, or reading his favorite novel, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Aditya’s favorite sport is football and he really likes Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys. A flutist in his school’s wind ensemble, Aditya is also learning Indian classical music and studying violin. His life ambition is to either play flute professionally or become a marine biologist. Aditya tied for 12th place in the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee.