Speller No. 31, Rahul R. Malayappan
Sponsor:
Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Danbury, Connecticut

Grade:
Eighth Grade

Age:
15

School:
Broadview Middle School, Danbury, Connecticut

Profile:

Rahul likes to play baseball, and his favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez. Rahul participates in MATHCOUNTS at school as the team captain, and he is the regional History Bee champion. He loves to write and has earned several writing awards. Rahul speaks English, Tamil and some Hindi, and he is learning to speak French. He is a violinist who began playing when he was three years old using the Suzuki method. Rahul enjoys classical music, likes to play chess, video games, draw and read. His favorite book and movie is Jurassic Park. Rahul hopes to become a neurosurgeon. Rahul participated in the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee, placing 33rd in 2010.