TOMBALL – Creekside Park Junior High sixth grader Ishika Varipilli has secured her spot in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, May 29 - June 3, after winning the Houston Public Media Regional Spelling Bee Competition.
Varipilli represented Tomball ISD in this year’s regional event following a win during the District Spelling Bee competition in February held at Tomball Intermediate School. Varipilli has represented Tomball ISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee Competition three straight years and will now earn her first trip to the National Spelling Bee after being named Co-Champion.
She captured Co-Champion honors with the winning word: sward. During the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, Varipilli was asked to spell 13 words correctly: blatant, sternum, varicella, kufi, autoclave, tumbril, Gila monster, landsturm, uncompromising, shyster, amperage, obduced.
With this win, Varipilli’s Spelling Bee journey will continue with an all-expenses paid trip to the Washington DC area to compete in the coveted, nationally-televised Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition will air on ION with the semifinal rounds scheduled for June 1 and finals on June 2.
ABOUT THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program, having launched in 1925. The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Visit spellingbee.com for more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company.
ABOUT TOMBALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 20,500 students at 22 campuses.