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Folsom Middle-Schooler Headed to National Spelling Bee

Mar 06, 2015 11:23AM, Published by Steven Jack, Categories: Community, Today

Folsom Middle School seventh-grader Snehaa Ganesh Kumar will compete in the National Spelling Bee in May. (Photo courtesy of Folsom Middle School)

Folsom Middle School seventh-grader Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, will represent her school and the region at the the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 24-29, in Washington D.C. 
Snehaa recently won the Central Valley Bee by correctly spelling the word "opificer." The win was a long-time coming for Snehaa, who has been competing for the regional title since the thrid grade, according to a Sacramento Bee report. 
Snehaa was one of 61 students who first had to win their school spelling bees and pass a written spelling test to compete for a chance in the national finals, said a school news release. 

Snehaa studied for at least an hour every day to prepare. She regularly looks up unknown words while reading, and often reads the dictionary, the school said.
Watch the video from the Sacramento Bee below to see Snehaa reaction to winning the Central Valley title. 

Snehaa Ganesh Kumar

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