Indians Dominate 2005

Indians Dominate 2005

Indians Dominate 2005

National Spelling Bee Competition

bee champEighth-grader Anurag Kashyap of California became this year’s National Spelling Bee Champion. Tied for second place were 11-year-old Samir Patel, who is home-schooled in Colleyville, Texas, and Aliya Deri, 13, a Pleasanton, California, student. Rajiv Tarigopula came fourth in the overall competition. The following is a list of all South Asians participated in the final competition.

Nitish Lakhanpal
Age:13, eighth grade School:
Fairmont Private Schools, Edgewood Campus,SantaAna,California

Maheen A. Rana
Age:11, sixth grade School:
Bidwell Elementary School, Red Bluff, California

Maithreyi Gopalakrishnan
Age:12, sixth grade School:
Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette, Colorado

Suma M. Metla
Age:14, eighth grade School:
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy, Lakeland, Florida

Bahareh Yaseen Saadatmand
Age:12, seventh grade School:
The King’s Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida

Sonal S. Sathe
Age:13, eighth grade School:
North Florida Christian Middle School, Tallahassee, Florida

Ashwini A. Gokhale
Age:13, eighth grade School:
Parkside Junior High School, Normal, Illinois

Vaibhav S. Vavilala
Age:10, fourth grade School:
Orchard Park Elementary School, Indianapolis, Indiana
National Spelling Bee Competition
Sameer Mishra
Age:10, fifth grade School:
Happy Hollow Elementary School, West Lafayette, Indiana

Sahiti Surapaneni
Age:14, eighth grade School:
Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

Akshat Shekhar
Age:9, fifth grade School:
Point Webster Middle School, Quincy, Massachusetts

Nilesh K. Raval
Age:13, seventh grade School:
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Saginaw, Michigan

Rajiv Tarigopula
Age:12, seventh grade School:
Sperreng Middle School, St. Louis, Missouri

Arjun R. Modi
Age:13, eighth grade School:
George Washington Middle School, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Rajdeep Chahal
Age:12, seventh grade School:
Middle School 137, New York, New York

Krunal Dhaval Amin
Age:11, fifth grade School:
Grove Park Elementary School, Burlington, North Carolina

Shrey P. Shah
Age:14, eighth grade School:
Incarnate Word Academy, Parma Heights, Ohio

Saptarshi Chaudhuri
Age:13, eighth grade School:
Dominion Middle School, Columbus, Ohio

Aravind Arun
Age:12 seventh grade School:
Colegio Nuestra Señora del armen, Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Midhat Patel
Age:12 seventh grade School:
Wylie Junior High School, Abilene, Texas

Anjali Chitra Raghuram
Age:10, fifth grade School:
Woodlands Elementary School, Amarillo, Texas

Nikhil B. Koganti
Age:13, eighth grade School:
Rice Middle School, Plano, Texas

Samir Sudhir Patel
Age:11, sixth grade School:
Patel Achievement Academy, Colleyville, Texas

Nidharshan S. Anandasivam
Age:12, seventh grade School:
Saint Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas

Anjay AjodhaAnjay Ajodha
Age:10, sixth grade School:
Rogers Middle School, Pearland, Texas

Abiram Viswanath
Age:13, eighth grade School:
United Middle School, Laredo, Texas

Sami Hashmi
Age:11, fifth grade School:
Saint Edward’s Lower School, Vero Beach, Florida

Bonny Jain
Age:11, seventh grade School:
Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Moline, Illinois

Manasa J. Reddy
Age:12, seventh grade School:
Holy Rosary Central School, Steubenville, Ohio

Daniel P. Chacko
Age:13, eighth grade School:
Home School, San Antonio, Texas

Indians Dominate 2005