Houston Public Media Spelling Bee Archive

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 WINNERS

Raksheet Kota (left) and Shourav Dasari at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Raksheet Kota (left) and Shourav Dasari at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Houston Public Media spellers Shourav Dasari of The Woodlands and Raksheet Kota of Katy placed in the TOP FIVE at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee! 8th grader Shourav Dasari #Speller254 placed fourth, winning a medal and cash prize of $10,000. He was eliminated in round 15 after misspelling the word “Struldbrug” (imaginary persons who can never die). 8th grader Raksheet Kota #Speller200 tied for fifth place, winning a medal and a cash prize of $5,000. He was eliminated in round 12 after misspelling the word “oedemerid” (a soft-bodied beetle).

 

 

The Houston Public Media Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest local spelling bee with spellers from over 1,100 schools in 42 Texas counties representing 100,000+ students.

2017 HPM Spelling Bee Champion, Shourav Dasari
2017 HPM Spelling Bee Champion, Shourav Dasari
2017 HPM Spelling Bee Runner-Up, Raksheet Kota
2017 HPM Spelling Bee Runner-Up, Raksheet Kota

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School enrollment for the 2018 Spelling Bee begins end of August 2017.