2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Preliminaries completed today. The SpellPundit team is excited that many SpellPundit spellers qualified for the quarterfinals on Tuesday, June 15th. Looking forward to seeing them!
Saharsh Vuppala from Bellevue, WA is feeling confident with the trophy! Saharsh won the championship of the 2021 SpellPundit National Online Senior Spelling Bee that was held in April. He surpassed about 165 spellers and 20 intense rounds of spelling in the finals to win the bee. Saharsh’s championship word is ‘lootiewallah’ from Hindi meaning ‘a person who invades’ which he did in a way to outsmart other super spellers in the competition to achieve the championship. The SpellPundit team is very proud of Saharsh and wishes him good luck in the upcoming competitions!
You may watch the SpellPundit Senior spelling bee finals at the following link:
Bruhat Soma from Tampa, FL, is feeling cheerful with the trophy! Bruhat spelled almost every word correctly and achieved the runner-up position in the SpellPundit National Online Junior Spelling Bee held in April. The SpellPundit team is very excited about Bruhat’s spelling bee career and wish him all the very best in future spelling bee competitions!
Sophia Lopez from Springfield, OH, is feeling proud with the trophy! Sophia participated in the SpellPundit National Online Senior Spelling Bee held in April and tied for 8th rank. Sophia will also be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee virtual preliminaries on June 12th. The SpellPundit team wishes Sophia good luck!
MauryaVardhan Reddy Kudumula from Mountain House, CA is feeling accomplished with the trophy and certificate of recognition. He tied for the 9th place in the SpellPundit National Online Junior Spelling Bee competition that was held in April. He was also one of the youngest spellers to qualify for the Grand Finals of the competition. The SpellPundit team wishes MauryaVardhan all the very best in future spelling bees!
When Scripps decided to cancel the National Spelling Bee last year due to COVID pandemic, many spellers were disappointed. Shobha and Shourav took the initiative to conduct a National Online Spelling Bee the same week as the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May 2020. This online event received many kudos from spellers, parents, and media and started a new era of online spelling bee events!
A few hundred Junior Spellers participated in the first phase of the online spelling bee competition today. The preliminary written tests were conducted for Kindergarten through 4th graders with 25 spelling questions and 25 vocabulary questions. Here are a few glimpses of the spellers: