Nashua 6th-grader says she's ready for national spelling bee
“I know this is going to take a lot of focus and concentration,” she said. “I am pretty comfortable with the words now, as I have worked hard to prepare for this.”
“We believe she can do it,” said Kalpande’s father, Raju Kalpande. “Of course, we are so proud of her no matter what — and very excited.”
“This is her first year, so we will take it one step at a time,” he said.
Arushi Kalpande will compete against 280 other spellers from across the country, ranging in age from 8-15. The 87th annual spelling bee tournament will be aired on ESPN3, ESPN2 and ESPN on select days, and also will be streaming online.
“I really enjoy science and history, so I really want to see the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History,” said Kalpande, who plays the violin and studies classical Indian dance at Triveni School of Dance in Brookline, Mass.
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