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Pleasanton: South Bay boy wins Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Original post made on Feb 20, 2019

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.

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Posted by DS
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

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.


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Posted by Student at AV
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

@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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