Battle Ground Middle School Seventh-grader Jashun Paluru qualified for the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. Last year, he placed 10th overall.
The national competition held in Washington, D.C., began with 291 spellers. Nearly 11 million students competed for a chance to make the trip. He is one of 40 students to make the finals this year.
Paluru made it through by spelling the words "halapepe" and "sculpturesque."
Jahsun Paluru finished 17th in this year's Scrips National Spelling Bee. We are so proud of his accomplishement!
Story originally published by WLFI.