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Scripps National Spelling Bee

May 28, 2015 11:54 AM

Nashua middle school student makes it to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee


NASHUA – Seventh-grader Arushi Kalpande has another chance to be the nation’s spelling bee champion this week.

Kalpande was the winner of the New Hampshire Union Leader Spelling Bee and will represent the Union Leader in the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

On Tuesday, the middle-schooler from Nashua Catholic Regional Jr. High School successfully spelled ‘topography.’ During Thursday’s morning round of the semifinals she stayed in the spelling bee when she spelled ‘holoku’ with ease.

This is Kalpande’s second time at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

According to the Union Leader, she missed the semifinals of last year’s competition by just one point.

Kalpande will appear on ESPN in Thursday’s semifinals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The finals will also appear on ESPN at 8 p.m.


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