Although Pranathi missed advancing to the championship round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee last May in Washington, D.C., the seventh grader from Kealing Middle School made history by winning Austin’s first regional spelling bee hosted by the West Austin Chamber of Commerce. In prior years, spellers from the Austin area had to travel to Houston for the regional competitions. An interesting note: Texas has produced more National Spelling Bee champions than any other state. We hope to see Pranathi’s name added to the list in coming years.
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