Spell Bee’s NJ & DC winners announced

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DC Metro Winners: (From L to R) Second Runner Up Tejhas Muthusanyl of Glen Allen, VA; Regional Champ 9-year old Roshni Kainthan of Morris Plains, NJ; First Runner Up Ankith Laichetty of Glen Allen, VA alongside Rahul Walia, Founder of the South Asian Spelling Bee

NEW JERSEY: The 2012 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee continued its 11 city tour with two events in the New Jersey & DC Metro areas.
With a huge turnout this year as well, the bee attracted some top talent as well as young and new spellers that competed for the coveted prizes and titles.
“It is very heartening to see that each year we get fresh faces and new talent which is a continuing testimony to our community’s strength in this craft,” said Rahul Walia, Founder – South Asian Spelling Bee.
In New Jersey, Sriram Hathwar from Painted Post, NY was the regional champ and Ameya Hadap from Cranbury, NJ was the first runner up while Shreyan Das from Bridgewater, NJ was second runner up.
“It was truly a privilege to be among so many talented children. Passing down values and education are important in our community, so I’m proud to not only help families secure financial security, but also to help them enjoy fun, family events like the South Asian Spelling Bee,” said Sam Mukherjee, financial services representative, Gateway Capitol Financial, an office of MetLife.
In DC Metro, 9 year-old Roshni Kainthan from Morris Plains, NJ was declared the regional champ and Ankith Laichetty from Glen Allen, VA was first runner up while Tejhas Muthusanyl from Glen Allen, VA was second runner up.
“Congratulations to all of the families who took part in this year’s competition. As the title sponsor of the Spelling Bee for the fourth consecutive year, we are excited to see the growing number of families who come out to enjoy the event and learn more about how to prepare for the rising cost of college,” said Devang Patel, financial services Representative, financial planner, Patel Financial Group, an Office of MetLife.
The winners received cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 respectively.

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