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Pleasanton: South Bay boy wins Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

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.

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Pleasanton: South Bay boy wins Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 5:09 pm
Updated: Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 12:20 pm

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.

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DS
Pheasant Ridge
on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm
DS, Pheasant Ridge
on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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I never understood the hype around spelling B. What's the bid deal in memorizing the spellings? What problem does it solve? I'm not against it. I'm just trying to educate myself.


Student at AV
Amador Valley High School
on Feb 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm
Student at AV, Amador Valley High School
on Feb 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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@DS

I think it's probably the same reason why shows like Jeopardy are popular. People just like trivia and people displaying their intelligence.


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