Speller No. 7, Chythanya Murali
Sponsor:
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas

Grade:
Seventh Grade

Age:
14

School:
LISA Academy, Little Rock, Arkansas

Profile:

Chythanya loves to play tennis and her favorite athlete is Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. A second degree black belt in karate, she also enjoys classical dancing, reading and spending time with her family. Chythanya's role model is Mahatma Gandhi and she would love to meet President Barack Obama. Her favorite subject in school is world history, and she hopes to pursue a career in cardiology. Chythanya speaks fluent Malayalam, a language spoken mainly in the southern Indian state of Kerala.