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Posted on March 23, 2011
Francis Parker School 7th-grader and Rancho Penasquitos resident Snigdha Nandipati won the 42nd annual San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 22 at Cygnet’s Old Town Theatre. For her efforts, Nandipati wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. at the end of May to compete in the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Nandipati beat out 94 other 7th and 8th graders to win the competition, which took just over 4½ hours to complete. She finished off her victory by spelling the word “wastrel” which means “something rejected or discarded as useless or imperfect.”
Francis Parker School, which had not participated in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition prior to this year, began its relationship with the competition due in large part to the efforts of Dan Lang, a Middle School English teacher and grade level coordinator at Parker. Nandipati won the school’s contest in February, making her eligible to compete in Tuesday’s event.
Founded in 1912 and Francis Parker School – located at 6501 Linda Vista Road in San Diego – serves 1,237 students in grades JK-12.