Shourav was 17 when he competed within the Bee and is likely one of the older children featured within the documentary. He’s now a highschool junior, and since being on the Bee, Shourav and his sister (who was additionally a competitor) have launched their very own paid spelling bee prep service referred to as SpellPundit.
When this 12 months’s competitors was cancelled, these unstoppable children determined to step in themselves. The Texas natives organized and are going to run a digital spelling bee competitors, full with judges, and a $2,500 prize. Thus far, round 250 college students have signed up.
It’s a extremely commendable feat on condition that the official Scripps organizers couldn’t appear to determine.