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Jan. 31, 2019 - District Spelling Bee Champions

On January 31, spelling bee elementary and middle school campus winners competed in the district spelling bee which took place at the administration center. Students work very hard to prepare for these bees, and the atmosphere is electric as the students spell word after word. 

The elementary bee went through 11 rounds. The middle school bee was very competitive. The final two spellers went back and forth over such an extended time that the decision was made to send both students to the Collin County Bee.

Three elementary and four middle school district champions will represent Plano ISD at the Collin County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 7 at Faubion Middle School in McKinney.

Congratulations to these district winners:

Elementary School District Champions

  • Dhroov Bharatia, Shepard Elementary, fifth grade
  • Sameen Shrestha, Forman Elementary, fourth grade
  • Harini Venkatesh, Andrews Elementary, fifth grade

Elementary District Champs

Elementary school champions: Sameen ShresthaHarini Venkatesh and Dhroov Bharatia

Middle School District Champions

  • Satvik Mahendra, Rice Middle School, eighth grade 
  • Huda Mustafa, Schimelpfening Middle School, eighth grade 
  • Lauren Spitz, Frankford Middle School, seventh grade 
  • Gaurav Vemireddi, Otto Middle School, eighth grade 

Secondary spelling bee winners

Middle school champions: Satvik Mahendra, Huda Mustafa, Lauren Spitz and Gaurav Vemireddi