The West Austin Chamber of Commerce and Scripps National Spelling Bee announced the final participants for the Austin Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held Sunday, March 25, at the ZACH Topfer Theatre.
47 students have advanced to the regional round from a group of 103 local school spelling bee winners in a 10-county zone: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson. The 47 advancing students were selected by their scores from an online spelling and vocabulary test administered by Scripps.
The Austin Regional Spelling Bee will crown one winner who will receive an expense-paid trip to the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. Austin residents and families will be able to watch this winner live on the ESPN event broadcast in May.
The Austin Regional Spelling Bee is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.austinspellingbee.com
Barton Creek Elementary School–Grace Jiang
West Ridge Middle School–Alice Huang
Lake Travis ISD
Lake Travis Middle School–Saba Salehi
Serene Hills Elementary School–Cole Nguyen
Block House Creek Elementary School–Emory Rodgers
Camacho Elementary School–Meadow Stevens
Canyon Ridge Middle School–Akash Shah
Cedar Park Middle School–Eshan Bharadwaj
Charlotte Cox Elementary School–Natalie Vuong
Laura Welch Bush Elementary School–Avery LaRusso
Reed Elementary School–Julianne Choe
River Place Elementary School–Ninaad Nair
Running Brushy Middle School–Rachel Poycattle
Rutledge Elementary School–Natasha Nahvi
Steiner Ranch Elementary School–Mary Kate Liechty
Westside Elementary School–Kenzie Vo