North Carolina Student Reaches Last Round of Spelling Bee
A Cary student has reached the final round of the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Cary’s Rohan Sachdev qualifies for final round $40,000 cash prize, NY trip awaits winner 14 NC students made original field
Rohan Sachdev will compete in Thursday’s finals at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Two other North Carolina students, Akshra Paimagam of Charlotte and Helena Thompson of Sanford, entered Thursday with a chance to win but were eliminated.
A total of 15 spellers remain for the last round. Nearly 300 were there to start the competition.
Sachdev tied for 38th place in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, and his brother Rahul competed in 2016.
The first national spelling bee was organized in 1925, and the Bee has been held continuously since, except for the World War II years of 1943, 1944 and 1945.
A $40,000 cash prize and trophy awaits the winner, along with a trip to New York and other prizes.
Fourteen North Carolina students made the original field. | Previous story