Cabarrus County Schools is buzzing with excitement after the District Spelling Bee on Jan. 12th where Vishruth Veerapaneni, a sixth-grade student at Cabarrus Virtual Academy, was crowned the 2022 CCS Spelling Bee Champion.
After 17 rounds, Vishruth earned the title by correctly spelling the championship word – pharaoh. The runner-up for this year’s Bee is Akhil Kolagani, an eighth-grade student at Hickory Ridge Middle School.
Twenty-nine school spelling bee champions competed in the event, which was held at Harold Winkler Middle School. Vishruth now will prepare to compete in the Carolina Panthers Regional Spelling Bee at Bank of America Stadium in March in the hopes of competing at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.