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New Leipzig teen is North Dakota spelling champion

March 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A New Leipzig teenager will represent North Dakota in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May. Continue Reading

Final 2 Minnesotans exit National Spelling Bee

May 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The last two Minnesota students have been ousted from the National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

Northwood, N.D., boy correctly spells both words given to him in preliminary rounds

May 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ty Korsmo, the North Dakota spelling champ from Northwood, correctly spelled both words given him during today’s on-stage preliminary rounds in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

Northwood, N.D., boy carries state hopes in National Spelling Bee

May 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ty Korsmo of Northwood can say the alphabet backwards in four seconds, but North Dakota’s champion speller probably won’t have to do that this week as he competes in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

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

June 4, 2010 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…

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West Fargo student spelling ’em right

June 4, 2010 in INFORUM

A West Fargo eighth-grader is among 48 semifinalists heading to competition today in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Shantanu Srivatsa made it through the first three rounds Wednesday and Thursday after a written exam and correctly spelling “traumatropism” and “floribunda” onstage, according to Scripps’ website. Continue reading…