Hinds County resident Desiree Roby makes it to 3rd round of national spelling bee

Desiree Roby makes it to 3rd round of national spelling bee

I’ve been too busy to watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN and this afternoon, I wondered how Desiree Roby was doing. Desiree, a 6th grade homeschool student from Clinton, advanced to the third round. Here are her results from the competition. To see how other spellers fared, visit http://www.spellingbee.com.

I interviewed her and her mother Robin for a Hinds Ledger article and posted the full interview on my blog. Read it here and learn how Desiree and other young spellers prepared for the local, state and national competition. Kudos to Desiree for representing Mississippi in the spelling bee! I’m sure she will return next year and go further.


Presenting the 11 Championship Finalists for the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee! The spelling bee resumes tonight on stage at 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.
39 Grace Remmer, Florida
41 Christal Schermeister, Florida
44 Nikitha Chandran, Florida
64 Pranav Sivakumar, Illinois
91 Vanya Shivashankar, Kansas
115 Amber Born, Massachusetts
156 Sriram Hathwar, New York
163 Arvind Mahankali, New York
238 Chetan Reddy, Texas
242 Syamantak Payra, Texas
256 Vismaya Kharkar, Utah


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