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    Organization: Georgia Association of Educators     Date: 11/21/2017

 

  Cobb student places 2nd in spelling bee  
 

(Saturday,03/18/2017 ©  Marietta Daily Journal)

Daniell Middle School eighth-grader Jahnvi Bhagat is the second best speller in Georgia.

Jahnvi, 13, and Tritt Elementary School fifth-grader Sophie Fang competed against 18 other Georgia students Friday in the Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee.

Jahvni battled throughout 23 rounds Friday afternoon until she spelled vorlage with an f instead of a v clearing the way for Abhiram Kapaganty of Gwinnett County to capture the state title when he correctly spelled wedel.

Fang, 10, competed until the ninth round and was ousted by the world reniform.

Abhiram, 11, will represent Georgia in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., from May 28 to June 3. In addition to the all-expenses-paid trip to the national championship, he received $1,000 and other gifts.