The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee tests elementary and middle school students from across the country, with qualifications starting at the school level. All seventh and eighth grade students were required to complete a 20 term exam administered in Composition and Grammar class, but only 13 select students moved on to the next stage. These students will participate in an online session during the week of Dec. 4-8.
“I honestly thought I wouldn’t qualify,” seventh grader Inica Kaushal, one of the 13, said. She cites her “passion for reading” as the reason for her success, explaining that “most of those qualifier words [she’d] seen in books.”
Below, find the students moving onto the next stage: