Meet the 9 Georgians competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee (Photos by Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

Meet the 9 Georgians competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

The 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee is officially underway and of the 560 spelling gurus from all over the world competing, nine are from right here in Georgia.

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Getting to the stage is no easy feat, to say the least. According to the Bee’s official site, 11 million students participate in the effort annually, but only one speller is crowned champion.

You may have already read about 13-year-old Johns Creek student Arushi Cumer, but here’s a full list of Georgia competitors, courtesy of Scripps:

Kyu-Carlo Alegre (Carrollton)


Speller No. 123

Carrollton Junior High School

Cole Masterman-Smith (Vidalia)

Speller No. 127

Robert Toombs Christian Academy

Arushi Cumer (Johns Creek)

Speller No. 133

Georgia Association of Educators

Chloe Park (Marietta)

Speller No. 136

Dodgen Middle School

Dhruv Hosamane (Decatur)

Speller No. 148

Cliff Valley School

Marin Eckerson (Mableton)

Speller No. 168

Whitefield Academy

Catherine Mew (Atlanta)

Speller No. 203

Brandon Elementary School

Joshua Chelliah (Atlanta)

Speller No. 218

Sutton Middle School

Connor Parks (Flintstone)

Speller No. 433

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Keep your ears perked for the official list of finalists out at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. 

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