Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 152, Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar

Corning Rotary Club, Corning, New York






The Alternative School for Math and Science, Corning, New York


Jairam is fan of American professional golfer Jordan Spieth. In addition to golf, Jairam follows politics and elections devoutly. He also travels to India annually during the summer, and this year he is looking forward to seeing Mount Everest. At school, Jairam is especially interested in math and social studies. He hopes to attend Harvard University to study medicine someday so that he can become a physician. Jairam's brother Sriram competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2008, 2009, 2011 (tied for 6th place), 2013 (tied for 3rd place) and 2014 (co-champion). Jairam tied for 22nd place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2015, and this year he hopes to improve his final standing. 

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