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11 Indiana Students Pass Prelims For National Spelling Bee

11 Indiana students are moving forward in the national spelling bee competition Thursday.

2010 Scripps national spelling bee

Photo: Erin M. (Flickr)

Students wait to be called at the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Several Hoosier students participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee have made it through the first two preliminary rounds and are moving forward in the competition.

278 student spellers from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases are participating in the annual spelling be in Washington D.C. Preliminaries began this morning and continue through the afternoon.

Students who pass all three preliminary rounds will move on to the semi finals Thursday morning. The finals are scheduled for Thursday evening.

The eleven Indiana students still in the running include:

  • Star Han- Bloomington
  • Matthen Zheng- Carmel
  • Aaron Manning- Evansville
  • Kaelyn Bender- Fort Wayne
  • Gina Solomito- Indianapolis
  • Pranav Haran- Kokomo
  • Casey Hennings- Lafayette
  • Ross DeLong-Marion
  • Andie Reidy- Muncie
  • Margaret Peterson- South Bend
  • Sabin Karki- Terre Haute
  • Katie Kirl- Wanatah

 

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