WENY: Local Spelling Bee prodigy takes third place at Scripps Spelling Bee

May 2013 

WASHINGTON – Our spelling hero from Painted Post made the top three in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Sriram Hathwar is 13 years old and this is his fourth trip to the National Spelling Championship. Thursday, he posted his best finish coming in third, and he’s got another year of eligibility.

Washington Bureau Chief, Jacqueline Policastro talked to Sriram just after the finals.

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