Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 20, Rutvik M. Gandhasri

KPIX-TV & KCBS Radio AM & FM, San Francisco, California






Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, California


A voracious reader, Rutvik names Fablehaven as his favorite book series. He also loves playing racing games on his Xbox One. Not just an indoor kid, Rutvik also enjoys biking, hiking and running in nature. His favorite hobby is to build Lego Technic sets, and the biggest set he's built is the 42009 Mobile Crane MK II, which has 2,606 pieces and took about two days of nonstop building to complete. He spreads his passion by volunteering for Lego Robotics classes at his elementary school and at local underprivileged schools. Rutvik loves to challenge his palate with spicy Indian, Mexican, Chinese and Middle Eastern food, and he's proud to be a lifelong vegetarian. He hopes to attend Harvard University and be a neurosurgeon, and also create his own automobile company. A natural comedian, Rutvik likes telling jokes and making people laugh.

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