Ayushi Sainath advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee
Ayushi Sainath will compete nationally in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the Western New York Regional Spelling Bee. This is the first time she has qualified for the National Spelling Bee.
Sainath, who is an 8th grader at Mill Middle School, competed against 10 of her academic peers from across Western New York in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 6, 2021, through an on-line test in an effort to keep participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held virtually, with finalists competing in-person at ESPN Wide-World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The finals will also be broadcast on ESPN2.