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Gazette-Mail speller has high hopes for final bee (with video)
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Gazette-Mail speller has high hopes for final bee (with video)

His spelling career may be coming to an end, but Varun Kukkillaya has no regrets.

After failing to advance past preliminary rounds in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 14-year-old John Adams Middle School eighth-grader outlasted local...

Gazette-Mail speller has high hopes for final bee (with video)
Gazette-Mail speller has high hopes for final bee (with video)

His spelling career may be coming to an end, but Varun Kukkillaya has no regrets.

After failing to advance past preliminary rounds in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 14-year-old John Adams Middle School eighth-grader outlasted local...

Kanawha speller uses requisite letters for repeat regional bee victory
Kanawha speller uses requisite letters for repeat regional bee victory

While confident having been there before, Varun Kukkillaya nervously spelled the word “requisite” on Saturday to become the 2015 Gazette-Mail Regional Spelling Bee champion for the second year in a row.

The 14-year-old John Adams...

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