Name in the News: North South Foundation hosts regional academic competition

From left: NSF Seattle Coordinator Dr. Krishnan Gowri, vocabulary winners Rohan Iyer, Siddarth Manika, and Arjun Ajmani, and chief guest Prof. Kavasseri Ramanathan (Photo from North South Foundation)

The North South Foundation (NSF) Seattle Chapter hosted its regional academic bee competition on March 23 and March 24, testing Indian American K–12 students on spelling, vocabulary, math, science, geography, essay writing, and public speaking.

This year’s event saw approximately 250 students competing in 15 events across seven categories.

Competition for most subjects are split into two age groups, with math, science, and essay writing being split into three.

Sakthi Vetrivel placed first in the senior essay writing divison, Suvansh Sanjeev placed first in the senior public speaking division, Kartik Iyer placed first in the senior science division, Sriharshita Musunuri placed first in the senior spelling division, and Amith Vanmane placed first in the level 3 math division.

Participants who place above a national cut-off score based on all regional scores are invited to compete in the national bee competition. The first, second, and third place winners of the national competition receive scholarships of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively. (end)

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