Speller No. 36, Anuk Dayaprema
Sponsor:

European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools, Europe

Grade:

8th

Age:

19

School:

Vicenza Middle School, Department of Defense School, Vicenza, Italy

Profile:

Anuk was recently selected to attend the Junior Leadership Seminar in Germany and has been accepted into Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth. He enjoys swimming, tennis, running, scouting, anatomy and physiology, and would like to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon. Anuk serves on his school's student council, placed first in the Mediterranean District of  Mathcounts, and is fluent in Sinhalese. His role model is retired U.S. Special Operations Commanding General Bryan "Doug" Brown, who has been a powerful influence in Anuk's life. Anuk is the three-time defending champion of the U.S. Department of Defense Europe Spelling Bee and is making his third trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


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