2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalists

The Finalists for the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee are 11 amazing young students who will compete for the Scripps Cup at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, July 8 at 8:00pm (EST) on ESPN2. Congratulations to the 2021 Finalists!

Of note, Speller #133 is our own Louisiana phenom, Zaila Avant-garde. Zaila was the winner of The New Orleans (LA) Chapter’ of The Links, Incorporated’s 2021 local Scripps Spelling Bee competition.

The Bee’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

Speller #1 Roy Seligman, Nassau, The Bahamas
Speller #52 Bhavana Madini, Plainview, New York
Speller #61 Sreethan Gajula, Waxhaw, North Carolina
Speller #106 Ashrita Gandhari, Ashburn, Virginia
Speller #113 Avani Joshi, Roscoe, Illinois
Speller #133 Zaila Avant-garde, Harvey, Louisiana
Speller #155 Vivinsha Veduru, Keller, Texas
Speller #156 Dhroov Bharatia, Plano, Texas
Speller #166 Vihaan Sibal, Waco, Texas
Speller #171 Akshainie Kamma, Round Rock, Texas
Speller #190 Chaitra Thummala, Frisco, Texasie

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