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W-I-N: More than 40 IPS students compete in spelling bee

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-23 16:01:55-05

INDIANAPOLIS — 41 Indianapolis Public School students represented their schools and competed in the annual districtwide spelling bee Wednesday at Arsenal Technical High School.

WRTV's parent company, EW Scripps, is behind the nationalScripps National Spelling Bee.

To get there, kids have to make it beyond their local competitions — just like the one at IPS.

The winner spelled Bangalore, a city in southern India, correctly.

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The top 10 finalists are moving on to the Regional Spelling Bee March 19 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

There, spellers will compete for a chance to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

Here are the finalists:

  1. Hamsini Janga (CFI No. 2)
  2. Sullivan Kemper
  3. Taylor Lohla
  4. Jordan Coleman
  5. Ayden Montgomery
  6. Liam Leary
  7. Colvin Meek
  8. Desirae Wash
  9. Micah Rutledge
  10. Cavan Cusack

WRTV's own Rafael Sanchez was the official pronouncer.