So C-L-O-S-E: West Fargo middle schooler finishes second at national spelling bee

June 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm in INFORUM

In his third trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, West Fargo middle-schooler Shantanu Srivatsa wasted little time firing off the spelling of his first word in the finals.

“I-N-F-U-N-D-I-B-U-L-I-F-O-R-M,” Shantanu spelled less than 30 seconds after the judge read the word.

The 13-year-old tied for second place with two other spellers Friday, his highest-ever ranking in the Super Bowl of spelling. Continue reading…