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John Adams speller out by 1 point
John Adams speller out by 1 point

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite correctly spelling “bobbejaan” and “cantatrice,” Varun Kukkillaya from John Adams Middle School came one point short of advancing to the semifinal round of the...

W.Va. speller confident about bee
W.Va. speller confident about bee

WASHINGTON — Varun Kukkillaya has been to the nation’s capital before, though things are a little different this time around.

The 13-year-old John Adams Middle School seventh grader is in Washington this week, not on vacation, but...

Local student prepares for national spelling bee
Local student prepares for national spelling bee

In the grand scheme of things, advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is just another step for Varun Kukkillaya to take.

That step is a big one though, as Varun, 12, will join 280 other elementary and middle school students in National...

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