Posts Tagged ‘National Spelling Bee’

I did not win the bee. However, I did much better than last year, which makes me extremely pleased, because that was my goal.

 The winner, though, was Kavya Shivashankar, from Olathe, Kansas who correctly spelled “Laodicean” to win the Bee. It was a tense match between her, Tim Ruiter, and Aishwarya Pastapur, as the three clawed their way to the championship finals. A surprising elimination was that of Sidharth Chand, last year’s runner-up who was eliminated before the real battle began on “apodyterium”. His spelling was “apodeiterium”. Even so, the night belonged to Kavya Shivashankar, as she used her signature way of writing on her hand as she spelled her words to propel her to victory.

I hope anyone from the Bee who is reading this had a great time, and if you are still eligible to return, good luck!

Incidentally, I did not copy this from somewhere, although it looks like I did. I wrote this with my own fingers.



Posted: May 20, 2009 in Updates
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Well, on Monday I got my braces taken off. Finally after one and a half years of waiting (possibly more). They’re off. Mmmm, M&M’s. Stupid retainer. Stop coming off!!!! Sorry about that.

Anyway, the revision is on schedule and I can’t wait to publish.

Also, I will be a contestant in the 2009 National Spelling Bee. I am not at liberty to disclose my contestant number, but I can say that this is my second year and I am very excited. Anyway…

Till next time,