Jasmeet Saroya, who, along with second-place finisher Rio Miller of Lincrest Elementary School, will compete in the state elementary school spelling championship next month in Stockton, said for three hours a day, his dad would read a word and he’d try to spell it…
With every word, Jasmeet Saroya took the same approach: Asking the reader to repeat it at least once, and usually also asking for both the definition and a sentence using the word.
“I wanted to completely know what I was spelling,” he said, after he posed for pictures with Miller and third-place winner Sameer Gupta of Butte Vista Elementary School. “To be 100 percent.”
The California State Spelling Bee is to be held on April 21, 2012. Good luck, Jasmeet!