Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 159, Srinath Venkat Mahankali
Sponsor:

Daily News, New York, New York

Grade:

6th

Age:

17

School:

Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74, Bayside,

Profile:

Srinath likes spending time onstage outside of spelling bees: He enjoys theater and starred as "Willy Wonka" in a production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Another hobby of his is tennis, and he admires tennis star Rafael Nadal. At school, Srinath is on the math team and participates in student office. He most wants to visit the White House while in Washington, D.C., because he figures it would give him his best chance of meeting the President. This is Srinath's first Bee, but his older brother Arvind competed four times beginning in 2009, and is the 2013 national champion.


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