Nearly 50 Indian Kids Named 2013 Nat’l Spelling Bee Finalists

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 Nearly 50 Indian American youth, including four from Europe, Ghana, South Korea and the Virgin Islands, have been named Scripps National Spelling Bee state finalists.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational spelling bee, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe; also, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea.

This year, 281 spellers will compete for the title of 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion scheduled for May 28 to 30.

The Indian youth competing, according to state or country, are:

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