Three New Jersey Indian kids are among the 50 vying for 2019 Spelling Bee Championship being held in Washington DC.
A total of 50 kids from various states of US are competing for the 2019 national Spelling Bee championship.
And three out of these 50 kids selected for finals are from state of New Jersey
2019 National Spelling Bee Finalists from NJ
The three Indian-American kids who made it to 2019 Spelling Bee finals are:
* Aritra Banerjee (12) is a sixth grade student from Auten Road Intermediate School in Hillsborugh, NJ.
* Navneeth Murali (13) is a seventh grade student from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, NJ.
* Shruthika Padhy (13) is an eighth grade student from Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ.
24 Desi Contestants in 2019 National Spelling Bee Finals
Including the three New Jersey Indians, a total of 24 Desis are vying for the 2019 National Spelling Bee championship.
The 24 Desi contestants who made it to 2019 Spelling Bee finals are:
* Rishik Gandhasri, California
* Vayun Krishna, California
* Anisha Rao, California
* Pavani Chittemsetty, Arkansas
* Nidhi Vadlamudi, California
* Sahil Langote, Delaware
* Amith Vasantha, California
* Aisha Randhawa, California
* Dhyana Mishra, Florida
* Saketh Sundar, Maryland
* Atman Balakrishnan, Illinois
* Pranav Chandar, Indiana
* Aritra Banerjee, New Jersey
* Navneeth Murali, New Jersey
* Shruthika Padhy, New Jersey
* Pranathi Jammula, Texas
* Sohum Sukhatankar, Texas
* Abhijay Kodali, Texas
* Nilla Rajan, Ohio
* Rohan Raja, Texas
* Maitri Kovuru, Texas
* Maya Jadhav, Wisconsin
* Harini Logan, Texas
* Keerthana Krishnan, Texas
Indian-American Spelling Champs
Indian-Americans have been basically competing against each other in recent years.
Here’s a list of Indian-American Spelling Bee champs since 2000:
2018 – Karthik Nemmani
2017 – Ananya Vinay
2016 – Jairam Hathwar & Nihar Janga
2015 – Gokul Venkatachalam & Vanya Shivashankar
2014 – Ansun Sujoe & Sriram Hathwar
2013 – Arvind Mahankali
2012 – Snigdha Nandipati
2011 – Sukanya Roy
2010 – Anamika Veeramani
2009 – Kavya Shivashankar
2008 – Sameer Mishra
2005 – Anurag Kashyap
2003 – Sai R.Gunturi
2002 – Pratyush Buddiga
2000 – George Abraham Thampy
It’ll be a huge surprise if an Indian kid fails to win the Spelling Bee trophy this year too.
2019 National Spelling Bee Venue & Schedule
Venue: Maryland Ballroom, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Fort Washington, MD 20745
2019 Spelling Bee Finals
May 30, 2019 @ 10AM
2019 Spelling Bee Finals Opening Remarks
May 30, 2019 @ 8PM
2019 Spelling Bee Finals Competition
May 30, 2019 @ 8:30PM