San Antonio’s Scripps National Spelling Bee winner reflects on road to success
Harini Logan was the first winner who was excluded, also reinstated and won
Harini Logan begin her passion for spelling watching the national quizzes as a alternate grader
Finally She got her turn on that same stage on friday
The 14- year-old San Antonio native was the first Scripps National Spelling Bee winner who was excluded,
also reinstated and eventually won through a spell- off, which is a new element for the Scripps competition.
She beat her opponent in a first- of- its- kind spell- off. Her competition attempted 19 words, while she attempted 26.
To the youngish spellers watching her on that finalist stage, she advised them not to let the bad days keep them down.
With her $50,000 cash prize, she plans to save some for college and pay it forward to students wishing to advance their literacy skills.