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April 11, 2017 > Student knows more than his ABCs

Student knows more than his ABCs

Submitted By Matt Main

A sixth grade student from Strafford School in Fremont recently snagged second-place honors in the 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee Regional Competition. Pranav Nandakumar lasted 16 rounds in the competition held March 11 in San Francisco. More than 50 Bay Area students competed in the event.

Monisha Gupta, senior director of curriculum and instruction at Stratford School was pleased with PranavÕs performance. ÒWe are incredibly proud of Pranav,Ó she said. ÒTo place second out of the top 51 spellers in the Bay Area, by showing such composure and maturity, is so impressive.Ó

The Scripps National Spelling Bee first began hosting competitions in 1925. More than 11 million students compete in district, regional and national competitions each year.

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