This event is a qualifier for the National Scripps Spelling Bee
Join us live at approx 12:45PM ET
Last year’s champion, Kuvam Shahane, 13, will be returning to the 18th Annual Oakland Press Regional Spelling Bee today to compete with 94 other spellers from Oakland County’s public, private and parochial schools.
The regional bee begins at 1 p.m. today at Oakland Schools intermediate district building on Pontiac Lake Road, west off Telegraph northbound. Read more here.
Kuvam, now an eighth-grader at Rochester’s Van Hoosen Middle School, won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., last year after outspelling 86 other county students. He was accompanied on the trip by his parents Nitan and Nikita Shahane Kuvam of Rochester Hills.