Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 229, Smrithi Upadhyayula
Sponsor:

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

Grade:

8th

Age:

17

School:

Coppell Middle School West, Coppell, Texas

Profile:

In addition to spelling, Smrithi is interested in writing. She has written a book and is currently working on the sequel. Her favorite food is macaroni and cheese, and she likes it best with scrambled eggs. She's learning Indian classical music, and really likes to swim, play piano, roller-skate and ice-skate. Her favorite book is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and her favorite movie is Interstellar. Playing flute is her first passion, but when she's not doing something musical, she loves learning to do intricate hairstyles and writing short stories. Smrithi previously competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2015, tying for 22nd place.


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