Great Valley student wins Chesco spelling bee


Pictured above is 2016 Chester County Spelling Bee Champion Aakash Narayan from Great Valley Middle School, with second place winner Krishna Doraisamy and third place winners Rohan Rojy, Esha Singh and Jack Verhagen. (From left to right: Jack Verhagen, Aakash Narayan, Krishna Doraisamy, Rohan Rojy and Esha Singh.)

DOWNINGTOWN –”D-y-s-p-e-p-t-i-c.”

With those nine letters in that precise order, Aakash Narayan nabbed the championship title at the 2016 Chester County Spelling Bee. During the event, 55 students from 55 schools spelled 208 words.

As the last student standing on stage, the Great Valley Middle School student has earned a trip for two to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

Krishna Doraisamy from Sugartown Elementary Schoo took second placel; third place winners were Rohan Rojy from Collegium Charter school, Esha Singh from Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center and Jack Verhagen from Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. A total of 55 students competed in the Chester County Spelling Bee.

The champion also received: the Samuel Louis Sugarman award certificate for a 2015 United States Mint Proof Set; Webster’s Third New International Dictionary; and a one year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online. The second place winner received a Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, and both the second and third place winners will received a Scrabble Deluxe Game and a $25 gift card.

The 2016 Chester County Spelling Bee will be available for viewing via CCiTV at in early March.

For more information on the Chester County Spelling Bee, please visit or contact Ashley Boyd at 484-237-5053.

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