Indian Kids Crush Competition, 20 Reach Spelling Bee 2012 Semifinals

Indian Kid Snigdha Nandipati is 2012 Bee Champion

Indian-American kids are crushing the rest of the contestants in the 2012 Spelling Bee competition.

Of the 50 youngsters who have reached the 2012 Spelling Bee semifinals, at least 20 are of Indian origin.

Desis do not account for even 1% of the U.S. population but 40% of 2012 Spelling Bee semifinalists are Indian-Americans.

In all, 45 Indian kids participated in Rounds 1 and 2 held yesterday and today.

The two rounds saw the elimination of 25 desi kids.

Here are the 20 Indian kids who made it to semifinals of Spelling Bee 2012.

1) Snigdha Nandipati
2) Siddharth Kulkarni
3) Rahul Malayappan
4) Vaidya Govindarajan
5) Stuti Mishra
6) Simola Nayak
7) Pranav Sivakumar
8 )Vanya Shivashankar
9) Kavyapranati Pratapa
10) Antony Joseph
11) Roshini Asirvatham
12) Gokul Venkatachalam
13) Sanjana Malla
14) Sruti Akula
15) Arvind Mahankali
16) Dharani Kotekal
17) Vishnu Nistala
18) Chetan Reddy
19) Sivateja Tangirala
20) Vismaya Kharkar

The semifinals is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 between 10AM-1PM.

The finals will take place in Washington DC tomorrow evening between 8PM-10PM.

You can watch the semifinals and finals live on ESPN.

Indians Rule

Indian-American kids have been totally dominating the Spelling Bee championship in recent years.

Spelling Bee champions from 2008-2011 have been Indian kids.

I’d be extremely surprised if a desi kid fails to take home the Champions Cup in the 2012 Spelling Bee finals tomorrow.

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3 Responses to "Indian Kids Crush Competition, 20 Reach Spelling Bee 2012 Semifinals"

  1. gandhiji   May 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    sumaita mulk speaks Bengali.. could be bangladeshi Responds:

    Therefore only I not inkluding her name and all in the list.

    Hey, your favorite Arvind Mahankali made it to the semis.

    • Naveen   May 31, 2012 at 2:44 am

      Like -> “Therefore only I not inkluding her name and all in the list.” 😀

  2. gandhiji   May 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Mahankali and 2 desi girls among the 9 finalists. I am bored of Desis winnings.

    Will root for Gifton Wright this time. Responds:

    I’m terribly upset that the remaining 6 are not of Indian origin.

    Maybe, the losing Indians should have cut down on their Lassis….makes them somnolent.

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