Anagha Sethuraman leaves her peers spell bound

Anagha Sethuraman, a student of class 6 in Maharishi Vidya Mandir in Chetpet, won the Chennai city finale of the HDFC Life Spell Bee – India Spells 2012 event.

Powered by The Times of India in association with Horlicks, the event was held at the St. Bede’s Anglo Indian School in Santhome on Feb. 26, 2012

Students from as many as 61 schools participated in the competition.
After the initial online round held earlier and an on-the-spot preliminary round held on the day of the contest, 10 finalists were chosen for the finale.
Identufying visuals, spotting the wrong spellings were also part of the contest.

Malvika Sawhney of Bala Vidya Mandir, Adyar, and Sharat Kumar Nair of Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Kolapakkam, came second and third respectively.

Dr. Miruna Geroge, Head, Undergraduate Department of English, Stella Maris College was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed the awards to the winners.

Anagha will now compete with 29 other city-winners in the national final, which will be held in Mumbai later this month.

The winner of the national final will represent India in the Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held in Washington DC in June.

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