Saint Louis University to Host Scripps Spelling Bee Regional
Saint Louis University has partnered with Scripps National Spelling Bee to host a regional event on March 25, bringing together 27 local elementary and middle school students to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.
“The Scripps regional spelling bee program gives students the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence,” said Ryan Wilson, program coordinator for the School of Education. “We value the school partners who enroll in the regional bee so that their students can participate in this exciting experience.”
The list of contestants who will compete is below.
Toritseju Alsepoyi - STEAM Academy Middle School
Ramsay Brewer – Central Junior High School
Nicholas Chandler – Westridge Elementary
Patrick Davis – Castlio Elementary
Claire Eltoft – Rockwood Valley Middle
Andrew Fei – Forsyth School
George Grammatopoulos – Betty Wheeler Classical Junior
Aagi Gudipati – West Middle
Adam Harbuck – PEGS South
Allison Huang – Lincoln Middle School
Yusha Junaid – Governor French Academy
Sri Shakti Kannan – Fort Zumwalt West Middle
Ridhima Kothapalli – Henry Elementary
Sonia Kulkarni – John Burroughs School
Andrew Li – Mary Institute and St. Louis Co
Rhian Magalang – Orchard Farm Elementary
Lua Mayrose – Mallinckrodt A.B.I. Elementary
Avyukth Raghuraman – Wildwood Middle
Lillian Roden – Providence Classical Christian
Abigail Smith – St. Alban Roe School
David Smith – Assumption School
Alexa Tredway – Orchard Farm Middle
Jemima Tzeng – Central Christian School
Prahlad Venugopalan – Seton Regional Catholic School
Tada Wang – Nipher Middle
Tommy Williams - Holy Redeemer Catholic School
Ellie Zhao – Mason Ridge Elementary
Saturday’s event will be the first SLU will host for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and serves as one way the university promotes education and inspires the next generation of leaders.
By inspiring the exploration of words, the Scripps National Spelling Bee illuminates pathways to lifelong curiosity, celebrates academic achievement, and enriches communities. Each year, the Bee reaches millions of students across the country and around the world with the classroom materials it provides schools enrolled in the yearlong program.
Participation in regional bees also provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in public speaking and inspires a love of learning and connection with their peers.
Scripps National Spelling Bee
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program, having launched in 1925. By inspiring the exploration of words, the Bee illuminates pathways to lifelong curiosity, celebrates academic achievement, and enriches communities. Visit spellingbee.com for more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company.
Saint Louis University School of Education
The mission of the Saint Louis University School of Education is to improve our world by inspiring educators as leaders of change, with and for others, through intentional relationships and responsive action. Our learning, teaching, research, service, and advocacy is focused on the greater good so that all can flourish.