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Kentwood student headed to D.C. for National Spelling Bee
Kentwood student headed to D.C. for National Spelling Bee

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - A Kentwood boy is one of 12 students representing Michigan in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Mwangi Wa Maina attends Crestwood Middle School and is in seventh grade. The spelling competition is May 30-31 in Washington D.C.

Here's a list of other Michigan students who will be competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee:
 

  • Amulya Parmar of Sterling Heights, sponsored by The Detroit News
  • Mwangi Wa Maina of Grand Rapids, sponsored by Kent Intermediate School District
  • Leland Finney of Spalding, sponsored by Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative
  • Ritvik Reddy Jillala of Spring Arbor, sponsored by The Jackson Citizen Patriot
  • Marissa Pruitt of Lapeer, sponsored by The County Press
  • Mitchell Lange of Ludington, sponsored by Ludington Daily News
  • Nathaniel Britton of Macomb, sponsored by The Macomb Daily
  • Kuvam NIrad Shahane of Rochester Hills, sponsored by The Oakland Press
  • Hannah Jackson of Midland, sponsored by Saginaw Independent School District
  • Brett Tutton of Coloma, sponsored by The Herald Palladium
  • Jack Pasche of Suttons Bay, sponsored by Traverse City Record-Eagle
  • Kavyapranati Pratap of Ypsilanti, sponsored by Willow Run Community Schools