Scripps National Spelling Bee

As part of its commitment to promote youth education in the Bay Area community, San Ramon Valley Rotary Club is proud to announce it is an official 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee regional partner to give local students and schools the opportunity to participate in America’s longest-running educational competition. This is possible by generous sponsorships from JEI Learning Center, Valley Ventures Reality (Sampath Rajidi), Morgan Stanley, San Ramon Valley Rotary Club and SRV Community Interact Club, Yuhui Chen and generous anonymous donors. 

The 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion was Harini Logan, a 14-year-old from San Antonio, Texas. Logan won the coveted title after competing in the Bee’s first-ever Spell-off.

This year marks the inaugural year for SRV Rotary Club as an official Scripps National Spelling Bee regional partner. 

“This is a great opportunity for young students to develop interest in building their vocabulary and the competition gives them the opportunity to build self confidence and perseverance. SRV Rotary Club is thrilled to be part of this journey,” said Sudha Ponnaganti, Youth Services Director for SRV Rotary Club.

By inspiring the exploration of words, the Scripps National Spelling Bee illuminates pathways to lifelong curiosity, celebrates academic achievement and enriches communities. Each year, the Bee reaches millions of students across the country and around the world with the classroom materials it provides to schools enrolled in the yearlong program.

Participation in regional bees also provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in public speaking, develop confidence and inspire a love of learning and connection with their peers. 

About the Scripps National Spelling Bee:  

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program, having launched in 1925. By inspiring the exploration of words, the Bee illuminates pathways to lifelong curiosity, celebrates academic achievement and enriches communities.
Visit for more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company. 

Congratulations to the 46 spellers advancing to the 2023 San Ramon Valley Rotary Regional Bee on March 25 between 12:30PM and 2:30PM PST. The Regional Bee takes place on site at Bella Vista Room, Amador Rancho Center, 1998 RANCHO PARK LOOP ROAD SAN RAMON, CA 94582.

Speller First NameSpeller Last NameSchool Name
ShreyaAmanHidden Hills Elementary
SnehaArunChallenger School – Shawnee
SudhanvaBelurChallenger – Strawberry Park
BenjaminBressDel Rey Elementary
KarcherBrownStratford School – San Francisco
CadenChanGale Ranch Middle
AmaaniCharanChaboya Middle
ClaireChenChallenger School – Almaden
VikrantChintanaboinaDiscovery Charter School Falcon Campus
ZaneChuBel Aire Elementary
JasonDuFoster City Elementary
VikramGanddhiLos Cerros Middle
KeaneGaribayZion Lutheran School
AdrianHuangOur Lady Of Grace School
AbhinavIyerStratford Pleasanton Middle School
KushagraJhaJohn Sinnott Elementary
MishaJhaVallejo Mill Elementary
MinKimSt. Raymond School
SanathKrishnaChallenger School-Middlefield
KavyaKumarMillbrook Elementary
AyanKuttetiraEasterbrook Discovery
AkiraLavuOster Elementary
ArenLeeHelios School
MadeleineLuisWestborough Middle
ClaireMaStratford School – Pleasanton
Clarina TryphosaManuelStratford School – Milpitas
TanviMathurJane Lathrop Stanford Middle
MiraMukerjiSea Crest School
AdrianPhamOrchard School
ShradhaRachamreddyBASIS Independent Silicon Valley Upper School
VaishnaviRenduchintalaStratford Online Academy
JuliaSalamachaBullis Charter
TheenashSenguptaWilliam Hopkins Junior High
StutiShahStratford School – Middle School Campus
AaliyaShikalgarRedwood Middle
AashviSinghPine Valley Middle
MilanSreepadMerryhill School
DhruvSubramanianWindemere Ranch Middle
ZukhilSubramanianStratford Preparatory Blackford
ThyatiraSumarawDallas Ranch Middle
Sahiti TangiralaTangiralaWarwick Elementary
AksharaThummalaQuail Run Elementary School
KaashviVarshneyThomas S. Hart Middle
SanvithaVasanWarm Springs Elementary
AarushVashiChallenger School-Berryessa
OlinXiaDorris-Eaton School