Six Students Advance to the Collin County Spelling Bee

2022-23 spelling bee fisd finalists - left to right Zakariah Khaled, Nithi Dwarakanath, Aadish Shah, Shakti Subramanian, Samvith Shanbhag, Pranay PottipatiEach January, dozens of students pack the stage of a campus in anticipation of the annual Frisco ISD Spelling Bee. To compete on the FISD stage, the fourth through eighth grade students first had to win their campus spelling bee. 

This year, the District competition was at Hunt Middle School. The 53 contestants were nervous but determined to show their expertise and had practiced for months in anticipation of the annual competition season. 

The intense contest lasted 14 incredible rounds and resulted in identifying six top spellers across the district who will advance to the Collin County Bee on Feb. 16 at Centennial High School.  

Congratulations to the top-scoring students listed below and all 53 students who were eligible to compete at the District level. Best of luck at the Collin County Bee!

Top Finishers

  • Nithi Dwarakanath - Ashley fourth grader

  • Zakariah Khaled - Corbell Elementary fifth grader

  • Pranay Pottipati - Nelson Middle School eighth grader

  • Aadish Shah - Nichols Elementary fifth grader

  • Samvith Shanbhag - Elliott Elementary fifth grader

  • Shakti Subramanian - Lawler Middle School eighth grader

Campus Winners

Allen - Arjun Ruchandani

Anderson - Aarav Borad

Ashley - Nithi Dwarakanath

Boals - Spencer Johnston

Borchardt - Vanya Agarwal

Christie - Nevaeh Wilkerson

Clark - Saranya Ghadiyaram

Cobb - Abdullah Khaled

Comstock - Thulasi Umasankar

Corbell - Zakariah Amin Khaled

Curtsinger - Haroon Syed

Elliott - Samvith Shanbhag

Fisher - Eshan Chopra

Fowler - Akash Sharma

Griffin - Harini Arunachalam

Gunstream - Venisha Sharma

Hosp - Saanvi Vakkalagadda

Hunt - Rithvik Rakesh

Isbell - Aditi Rajendran

Lawler - Shakti Subramanian

Liscano - Varsha Juttiga

Maus - Saranya Bezawada

McSpedden - Rashid Kasera

Miller - Jonathan Pradeesh

Minett - Ishan Polagani

Mooneyham - Madhavan Parthasarathi

Nelson - Pranay Pottipati

Newman - Raeya Ramakrishnan

Nichols - Aadish Shah

Norris - Kiara Murgai

Ogle - Sreshta Kamatham

Pearson - Annabella Dwyer

Phillips - Aanya Chopra

Pioneer Heritage - Haasini Pawar

Purefoy - Ayushman Banerjee

Riddle - Kaneshka Sudhakaran

Roach - Vrishank Erukulla

Robertson - Arpita Nair

Rogers - Bissona Nuvi

Scoggins - Rishi Nemmani

Scott - Samruddhi Datar

Sem - Saranya Narra

Shawnee Trail - Shreya Vinod

Smith - Arnav Jain

Sparks - Sidhant Namandi

Stafford - Siddhartha Vatsa

Staley - Alexander Agera

Tadlock - Vibha Madhumohan

Talley - Vihaan Adaru

Taylor - Siddharth Reddy Gavireddy

Trent - Rishi Kompella

Vandeventer - Arnav Aggarwal

Vaughn - Charlotte Han

Wester - Nathan Mampilli


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