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San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winner Mihir Konkapaka

2022 Countywide Spelling Bee Winner Mihir Konkapaka

Congratulations to Mihir Konkapaka, this year's San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee winner. The sixth grader at Poway Unified School District Connect Academy correctly spelled the final word “sabreur,” a noun meaning one that fences with a light dueling sword. Mihir will go on to represent San Diego County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee is open to 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students in a public or private school with a combined enrollment of 30 or more children. The overall winner of the countywide Spelling Bee will be awarded the title of Spelling Bee Champion, and will get to compete in the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

San Diego Union Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee



countywide competition

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Town and Country San Diego
Registration 8 to 9 a.m.
Program starts at 9 a.m.

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Interested in Participating?

A school must be registered with Scripps with fees submitted by extended deadline of Jan. 31, 2023, in order to ensure participation in the countywide spelling bee. School champion winner and runner-up information is due Jan. 31, 2023.

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