A Plano student by the name of Dhroov Bharatia has won the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee according to a Local Profile article from March 30th. In it they say:
“Dhroov Bharatia felt anxious as he finished the Dallas Sports Commission’s 63rd annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee. A seventh grader at Wilson Middle School, he’s been competing in spelling bees since he was in fourth grade, but this year was different — and harder — because the contest was held online due to COVID-19. There was no speaking portion. It was all written. After making a few educated guesses on some words he felt unsure of, he was done.
And the end result was enough to make Dhroov break out into some of his favorite dance moves — he scored a 50/50 on the spelling bee test. He won with a perfect score.”
This has secured a spot for young Bharatia at the national spelling bee according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 31st. In it they say:
“A Plano ISD seventh grader is advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the school district said in an announcement.
Dhroov Bharatia, who attends at Wilson Middle School, took first place during the 2021 Dallas Regional Spelling Bee virtual competition earlier this month.
During the virtual bee, students competed against the top winners from county bees from Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Limestone, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood Counties.”
Here’s hoping this Plano rising star is propelled to success at the Scripps National Spelling Bee!