Kavya Shivashankar is 2009 Spelling Bee Champion

Kavya Shivashankar is winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee 2009 championship making it the second year in a row that a desi kid has been crowned the top speller of America (Sameer Mishra won the title last year). The winning word was Laodicean, meaning lukewarm or indifferent. Besides the Spelling Bee 2009 cup, Kavya took […]

Aishwarya Pastapur Knocked Out

Indian-American Aishwarya Pastapur (a Gulbarga girl) is out of the Spelling Bee 2009 finals. Menhir was the word that tripped Aishwarya. Aishwarya Pastapur (Image: Spelling Bee) Here’s Aishwarya’s bio from the Bee site: Aishwarya, a voracious reader and dedicated student, has

Anamika Veeramani Out of 2009 Spelling Bee

Anamika Veeramani is 2010 Spelling Bee Champion Tamil ponnu (girl) Anamika Veeramani is out of the Spelling Bee 2009 finals. Anamika was clean bowled by the word fackeltanz. Anamika Veeramani (Image: Spelling Bee) * Speller No. 201, Anamika Veeramani Age, Grade: 13, Seventh Grade School: Incarnate Word Academy, Parma Heights, Ohio Sponsor: The Plain Dealer, […]

Ramya Auroprem Out

Ramya Auroprem bowed out of the Spelling Bee 2009 finals a few minutes back. Our Tamil ponnu (girl) was felled by amarevole. * Speller No. 19, Ramya Auroprem Age, Grade: 13, Eighth Grade School: Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, CA Sponsor: San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

Tussah Heera Out

Desi girl Tussah Heera, a home-schooled desi girl from Las Vegas, has been knocked out of the Spelling Bee 2009 finals. Tussah Heera (Image: Spelling Bee) Tussah was tripped by the word herniorrhaphy. * Speller No. 158, Tussah Heera Age, Grade: 13, Eighth Grade School: Home School, Las Vegas, Nevada Sponsor:Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, […]

7 Desis Make it to Spelling Bee 2009 Finals

Seven desis have made it to the Spelling Bee 2009 Finals. That is 7 out of a total of 11 finalists, folks. Desis account for a mere 0.67% of America’s population but a whopping 64% of the Spelling Bee 2009 finalists Here are the seven Indian American Spelling Bee 2009 finalists: * Speller No. 19, […]