SPELLERS CONTINUING IN THE FINALS - Scripps National Spelling Bee

SPELLERS CONTINUING IN THE FINALS

Speller No. 471, Karthik Nemmani, 1st place
Scoggins Middle School, McKinney, Texas
Age 14, 8th grade
School: Scoggins Middle School
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Speller No. 447, Naysa Modi, 2nd place
Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas, Texas
Age 12, 7th grade
School: Reynolds Middle School
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
Speller No. 192, Jashun Paluru, 3rd place tie
Administrator Assistance, Brookston, Indiana
Age 13, 8th grade
School: Battle Ground Middle School
Hometown: West Lafayette, Indiana
Speller No. 484, Abhijay Kodali, 3rd place tie
Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas, Texas
Age 11, 5th grade
School: Liberty Elementary School
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
Speller No. 279, Navneeth Murali, 5th place
Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune , Neptune, New Jersey
Age 12, 6th grade
School: Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
Speller No. 315, Sravanth Malla, 6th place
Fieldstone Middle School, Thiells, New York
Age 14, 8th grade
School: Fieldstone Middle School
Hometown: Haverstraw, New York
Speller No. 50, Aisha Randhawa, 7th place tie
The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California
Age 12, 7th grade
School: Auburndale Intermediate School
Hometown: Corona, California
Speller No. 72, Paul Hamrick, 7th place tie
Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, California
Age 14, 8th grade
School: Lambert Hamrick Homeschool
Hometown: Monterey, California
Speller No. 98, Erin Howard, 9th place
Adventure Travel, Birmingham, Alabama
Age 13, 7th grade
School: Mountain Gap P-8 School
Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Speller No. 15, Enya Hubers, 10th place tie
Hubers Home School, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Age 12, 7th grade
School: Hubers Home School
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Speller No. 60, Simone Kaplan, 10th place tie
The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
Age 12, 6th grade
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School
Hometown: Davie, Florida

Simone participated in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, and is thrilled to return this year. She is a fan of Broadway shows, and was privileged to see Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York City. She loves to travel, and is looking forward to seeing Alaska and California for the first time this summer. In her spare time, Simone enjoys reading, going to theme parks and attending Miami Heat basketball games with her family.

Speller No. 80, Anisha Rao, 10th place tie
Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School, Dublin, California
Age 12, 7th grade
School: Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School
Hometown: Dublin, California
Speller No. 133, Tara Singh, 10th place tie
Louisville Spelling Bee Collaborative, Louisville, Kentucky
Age 13, 8th grade
School: Louisville Classical Academy
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Speller No. 290, Shruthika Padhy, 10th place tie
Rosa International Middle School, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Age 12, 7th grade
School: Rosa International Middle School
Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Speller No. 326, Phoebe Smith, 10th place tie
Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, Pennsylvania
Age 12, 7th grade
School: Northley Middle School
Hometown: Aston, Pennsylvania
Speller No. 460, Rohan Raja, 10th place tie
Dewitt Perry Middle School, Carrollton, Texas
Age 12, 6th grade
School: Dewitt Perry Middle School
Hometown: Irving, Texas