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Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Las Vegas speller to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee - Meet Sriya Wint

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
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Las Vegas speller to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee - Meet Sriya Wint
Las Vegas speller to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee - Meet Sriya Wint

Sriya Wint, a student at the Nasri Academy for Gifted Children, is getting the opportunity of a lifetime to compete nationally at the Scripps Spelling Bee.

89°°.CAN YOU SPELL "COMEBACK"?THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLINGBEE IS BACK AFTER A YEAR OFF DUETO COVID...THIS YEAR, LAS VEGAS CAN ROOTFOR A HOMETOWN SPELLER!13 NEWS ANCHOR ZORA ASBERRY SATDOWN WITH SRYIA WINT TO SEE HOWSHE’S PREPPING FOR THECOMPETITION...SRIYA WINT IS A STUDENT HERE ATTHE NASRI ACADEMY FOR GIFTEDCHILDREN AND SHES GETTING THEOPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TOCOMPETE NATIONALLY AT THESCRIPPS SPELLING BEECHAMPIONSHIP"I did my first spelling bee insecond grade and I misspelledthe word pumpkin, which I stillremember.

I just learned howimportant pronunciation isthrough the years and howimportant just spelling, andpaying attention to what yoursaying, and all of that is."THIS ISNT SRIYA’S FIRST TIMECOMPETING IN THE SCRIPPSSPELLING BEE, SHE COMPETED INTHE 2018-2019SPELLING BEE AND CAME IN 8THPLACE IN STATE...SHE KEPT AT IT."In 2020 I made it to Stateagain, but it was cancelledbecause of COVID 19 so I didn’tget to continue there.

So thisyear I made it passed state andI’m finally going to theNational spelling bee!"SRIYA THANKS HER PARENTS FORTHEIR SUPPORT AND COACHINGTHROUGHOUT THE PROCESS...NOMATTER WHERE SHE IS..."I practice alone a lot, but Iwould say the majority of thetime it’s mainly either at homewhile I’m trying to watch a tvshow or something or on the wayto and from school."SCRIPPS IS K-T-N-V’S PARENTCOMPANY.I USED THAT AS RATIONALE FORHOLDING MY OWN SPELLING BEE!**NATS** (30 seconds long)"Psychiatrist"(Writes on dry erase board Zora-1 Sriya-1)"Disconsolate""She’s like this is easy"(Zora -1 Sriya-2)"INHERITANCE"(Zora-2 Sriya-3)"Courvoisier"(Zora 2 Sriya-3 Dad-1)THIS YEAR THE COMPETITION WILLBE MORE CHALLENGING THAN IN PASTYEARS WITH THE ADDITION OF"WORD-MEANING ROUNDS"... GIVINGSPELLERS A CHANCE TO SHOWCASETHEIR SKILLS ON THE MIC...SRYIAS MOM AND DAD ARE CONFIDENTTHAT EVEN WITH THE ADDEDOBSTACLES, SHE WILL DO WELLTHIS YEAR...((BUTTED MOM)) Mom Sound"I’m just super proud, it’s alot of fun, and good to seeshe’s not stressed.

There’s alotof support,It’s exciting peopleare always helping her byspelling words and the teachersand the school, everyone’scheering her on."((BUTTED)) Dad Sound"I’m proud of the work she’s putin and also if her poise underpressure, the last round she wasin went back and forth betweenher and the second to lastcontestant and she just stuck inthere and did a really goodjob."SRIYA WILL COMPETE IN THEPRELIMINARIES ON JUNE 12TH THENGO ON TO COMPETE IN THEQUARTERFINALS AND SEMIFINALS -THE TOP TEN TO TWELVE SPELLERSGET TO COMPETE IN THE SCRIPPSNATIONAL FINALS ON JULY 8TH ATTHE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT INORLANDO..SRYIA SAYS SHE COULDN’T HAVEGOTTEN THIS FAR WITHOUT SUPPORTFROM HER FAMILY OR BY GIVINGUP..." I would just say keep tryingno matter what even if you losesome times even if you get asecond place or fifth place oreighth Place, no matter whatplace that you get that doesn’tmean you failed because you cankeep trying there’s always goingto be another one, so keep goingkeep spelling, read, whichhelps a lot, just recognizingwords and just pay attention tothe words around you and neverstop trying."ZORA ADLIB