Hyderabad: Srija Mallipudi of Narayana IIT Olympiad School, Vijayawada emerged winner, while Preetham R of Ryan International School, Kundalahalli, Bengaluru was the first runner up in Classmate Spell Bee Season 10 concluded on Monday. Classmate organised the contest in association with Radio Mirchi.
Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan announced the winner names and handed over the champion trophy. The theme for the contest is ‘Be Better than Yourself’.The competition was conducted across India and engaged with more than three lakh students across 1000 schools in 30 cities by testing their mettle in English spelling.
R Ravinarayanan, Head of Sales & Marketing, Education & Stationery Products Business (ESPB), ITC Ltd said, "Classmate has always endeavored to recognise, nurture & celebrate the uniqueness of every child. The brand promises to support a child’s dreams with an equally unique & world class set of stationery products like notebooks, writing, drawing, art and math instruments."
Mr. Mahesh Shetty, COO, Entertainment Network (India) Limited said, “Every year Spell Bee is connecting more integrally with students, parents and teachers. Having started off as a spelling competition, it is today a landmark event that propagates the education of the English language at the highest level.
The National Champion won a grand prize of Rs 2 lakh apart from the opportunity to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2018 with a parent in the USA.