Rishik Gandhasri, a seventh-grader from San Jose, took the top spot last Sunday at the 2019 Scripps Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, held in Pleasanton's Amador Theater. Gandhasri swept the competition and closed out the victory by correctly spelling "guanabana," a type of tropical fruit. Runner-up Vayun Krishna of Palo Alto lost out when he misspelled "occitan." As part of his prize, Gandhasri will also receive an all-expenses paid trip in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Updated: Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 12:20 pm
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Pleasanton: South Bay boy wins Scripps Regional Spelling Bee