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2-13-20 — Olathe Crowns 2020 Spelling Bee Champion

Feb. 13, 2020 ~ Manu Sripathi, a fifth-grade student from Regency Place Elementary, won the Olathe Spelling Bee in 19 rounds and will represent the district at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Approximately 47 students competed in the bee. Sripathi correctly spelled “whist” to win the bee. David Lye, an eighth-grade student from Chisholm Trail Middle School, came in second place. Sripathi won the district bee last year and Lye was the 2017 district winner.

“We are proud of all of the participants who represented their individual schools and district so well,” Assistant Superintendent for Learning Services Brent Yeager said. “Manu did an outstanding job and we wish him the best of luck at the National Spelling Bee.”

The 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee is scheduled May 24-29 near Washington, D.C. The Olathe Public Schools and the Olathe Public Schools Foundation sponsor the Olathe Spelling Bee.