Shrinidhi is out

Shrinidhi Gopal, speller 114, is a California eighth grader in her first Bee. She said she was “excited, but mostly nervous” about making the Finals.


Shrinidhi is a big reader who admires Ben Carson because she wants to be both a doctor and a politician.

She’s sarcastic and funny and does a lot of dumb things, she said. She loves Anne of Green Gables because she can relate to Anne.

“I tend to get so, so nervous,” she said.