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Alabama  1 Victor M. Sutton Adventure Travel, Birmingham, Alabama
Alaska  2 Bryce Tasso Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage, Alaska
  3 Bethany Therese Doudna Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska
American Samoa  4 Debrinna-Meggie Saleutogi Alaia Su'a Samoa News, Pago Pago, American Samoa
Arizona  5 Marcus E. Behling Arizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona
  6 Kelvin G. Winney Navajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock, Arizona
Arkansas  7 Jackson C. Parker Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bahamas  8 Charles Hamilton Jr. The Nassau Guardian, Nassau, The Bahamas
California  9 Eesha R. Sohail KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield, California
  10 Labiba Sardar Ventura County Star, Camarillo, California
  11 Nicholas M. Lee Quest Literacy Consortium, Inc., Diamond Bar, California
  12 Jillian Grace Fusi Imperial Valley Press, El Centro, California
  13 Cooper Komatsu Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles, California
  14 Emily Grace Alldrin Record Searchlight, Redding, California
  15 Jenna-May Ingal The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California
  16 Snehaa Ganesh Kumar The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California
  18 Colleen Ung San Bernardino Spelling Bee Collaborative, San Bernardino, California
  19 Oona Mary Nikko Flood U-T San Diego, San Diego, California
  20 Meera Suresh KPIX-TV & KCBS Radio AM & FM, San Francisco, California
  21 Sarika Rau The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California
  22 Kaylee Erin Kim Daily Press, Victorville, California
  23 Sameera Naseem Hussain Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia, California
  24 Timothy Yue Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, California
Canada  25 Rehana Jasmine Lalani Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  26 Thomas Duck The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  27 Greta Warner The Telegram, St. John's,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
China  17 Sophia Han Tianjin Nankai Middle School, Tianjin, China
Colorado  28 Cameron Keith Barnes & Noble, Boulder, Colorado
  29 Sylvie Lamontagne The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
Connecticut  280 Anika R. Malayappan Broadview Middle School, Danbury, Connecticut
  281 Aahil T. Nishad Stadley Rough Elementary School, Danbury, Connecticut
  282 Arjun Jagjivan Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford, Connecticut
Delaware  30 Keo Pangan Delaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington, Delaware
District of Columbia  31 Julia Weinrod The Washington Informer, Washington, District of Columbia
Europe  32 Ryan Joseph Rayos European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools, Europe
Florida  33 Bryce Harrell Polk County School District Collaborative, Bartow, Florida
  34 Jeffery D. Thompson The Daily News, Bonita Springs, Florida
  35 Vaishnavi Suren The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida
  36 Trishala Kumar The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
  37 Jack Benveniste-Plitt The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
  38 Jonathon Schafer Naples Daily News, Naples, Florida
  39 Siyona Mishra Orlando Sentinel Communications, Orlando, Florida
  40 Rafael Caballero Tampa Bay Spelling Bee Collaborative, St. Petersburg, Florida
  41 Jeremy Ortmann Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Florida
  42 Farzan Shiju Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Florida
  43 Tyler Berndt Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida
Georgia  44 Charles Sirui Li The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia
  45 Monisha P. Mahadevan Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker, Georgia
Ghana  46 Vishal Mukesh Thakwani Young Educators Foundation, Accra, Ghana
Guam  47 Justine Calayo Pacific Daily News, Hagåtña, Guam
Hawaii  48 Nick Sarji Kama'aina Kids, Kailua, Hawaii
Idaho  49 Kendall L. Foster Coeur d'Alene Press, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  50 McKenna Noland Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idaho
  51 Jaren Rose Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho
Illinois  52 Summit Kumar Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinois
  53 Bernadette A. Miao Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinois
  54 Christopher Chang Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinois
  55 Gerardo Amaro Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
  56 Zander G. Patent Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago, Illinois
  57 Mareike Western Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinois
  58 Lauryn Pugh Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education, Decatur, Illinois
  59 Nolan Bunger Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinois
  60 Rebekah G. Zeigler The Telegraph, Dixon, Illinois
  61 Brennon Lee Cavanagh Carroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Freeport, Illinois
  62 Aniket Nuthalapati Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake, Illinois
  63 Eric Rohit Errampalli The Daily Journal, Kankakee, Illinois
  64 Katrina Marie La Madrid Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park, Illinois
  65 Uma Kasichainula The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Moline, Illinois
  66 Aditya Nadkarni Grundy/Kendall County Regional Office of Education, Morris, Illinois
  67 Benjamin L. Hollis Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois
  68 Tejas Shyamsundar Kane County Chronicle, Saint Charles, Illinois
  69 Dylan Hembrough The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois
  70 Meagan Moore The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
Indiana  71 Nicholas James Bitar The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indiana
  72 Chloee G. Robison Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  73 Ashwin V. Prasad Williams Comfort Air, Carmel, Indiana
  74 Reese Steven Perry Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, Indiana
  75 Lora A. Kuhaneck The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  76 Cy Orentlicher Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
  77 Joseph Batis Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo, Indiana
  78 Mohamed Bouftas Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana
  79 Jenna M. King Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana
  80 Munthira Raju The Star Press, Muncie, Indiana
  81 Matthew Phillip Ross Orange County Publishing Co. Inc., Paoli, Indiana
  82 Olivia Hajicek South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana
  83 Katie Collins The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indiana
  84 Julia Oostema Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah, Indiana
Iowa  85 Zander Reed Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication, Ames, Iowa
  86 Bryan D. Keck Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa
Jamaica  87 Sara-Beth Alina McPherson Jamaica Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica
Japan  88 Sean Andrew Fogerty The Japan Times, Tokyo, Japan
Kansas  89 Kushala S.V. Madduru Hays Daily News, Hays, Kansas
  90 Vanya Shivashankar The Olathe News, Olathe, Kansas
  91 Ella M. Rosenkranz The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas
Kentucky  92 Paul Keaton Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, Lexington, Kentucky
  93 Tara Singh WHAS-TV, Louisville, Kentucky
Louisiana  94 Abhirami Jeyaseelan Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Hammond, Louisiana
  95 Megan Marie Lavergne Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
  96 Naysa Modi The News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana
  97 Tien Thuy Nguyen The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
  98 Rosie Shultz Alliance For Education, Shreveport, Louisiana
Maine  99 Neil St. John Husson University, Bangor, Maine
  100 Bryce Morales Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Maine
Maryland  101 William John Phillips Rogers Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Maryland
  102 Andrew Lazenby Learn It Systems, Baltimore, Maryland
  103 Raffae Aman Chowdhury The Meakem Group, Bethesda, Maryland
  104 Lauren A. Smith Howard County Library, Columbia, Maryland
  105 Selomi G. Dayaprema Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Maryland
  106 Jan Lemoel Lomahan The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland
  107 Tamya Michelle Matthews The Gazette & The Star, Laurel, Maryland
  108 Mark E. Beaulieu The Enterprise, Lexington Park, Maryland
  109 Selena Antosh The Recorder, Prince Frederick, Maryland
  110 Gia Lauren B. Bautista University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland
  111 Craig Storm Maryland Independent, Waldorf, Maryland
Massachusetts  112 Christy Jose Jestin Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston, Massachusetts
  113 Lela Ann Festa Sentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  114 Mitchell A. Robson The Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusetts
  115 Spencer Pogue The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Michigan  116 Neil S. Brahmbhatt WXYZ Channel 7, Detroit, Michigan
  117 Lily Mears Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  118 Zander T. Worm Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative, Iron Mountain, Michigan
  119 Srinithi Kanakam The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Michigan
  120 John N. Ciurla The County Press, Lapeer, Michigan
  121 Hailey Jeanne Hogenson Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michigan
  122 Nathaniel Britton The Macomb Daily, Macomb, Michigan
  123 Neha Middela The Oakland Press, Pontiac, Michigan
  124 Delaney Rae Knoll Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan
  125 Brandon Kenneth Kirkendall The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph, Michigan
  126 Sophia Kate Thompson Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan
Minnesota  127 Cade A. Klimek Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  128 Maxwell E. Meyer Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  129 Briana Joseph South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato, Minnesota
  130 Christine Farnberg Southeast Service Cooperative, Rochester, Minnesota
  131 Ammy Lin National Joint Powers Alliance, Staples, Minnesota
Mississippi  132 Dev Jaiswal Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson, Mississippi
Missouri  133 Junah Jang Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri
  134 Sophia Noel Hoffman Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Kansas City, Missouri
  135 Joel C. Miles Raymore-Peculiar School District, Peculiar, Missouri
  136 River Blount Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  137 Christine Sturgill Sedalia Spelling Bee Collaborative, Sedalia, Missouri
  138 Kassie McKnight College of Arts and Letters - Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
  139 Hayden Mildward St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouri
  140 Gokul Venkatachalam St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri
  283 Allyson Margo Scribner Plaza Middle School, Kansas City, Missouri
Montana  141 Ti'el Lochridge Lee Newspapers of Montana, Billings, Montana
Nebraska  142 Brooke Biby Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Nevada  143 Daniel Taylor Greenspun Media Group, Las Vegas, Nevada
New Hampshire  144 Arushi Kalpande New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshire
New Jersey  145 Sheikh R. Mahmud South Jersey Spelling Bee Collaborative, Galloway, New Jersey
  146 Linda Kalna Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Hackensack, New Jersey
  147 Sean Manuel Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City, New Jersey
  148 Darius Daniel Bermudez Tri-State Spelling Bee Committee, Montague, New Jersey
  149 Frank Grabowski Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune, Neptune, New Jersey
  284 Katharine S. Wang The Peck School, Morristown, New Jersey
New Mexico  150 Anish Kumar The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico
New York  151 Lydia Loverin Times Union, Albany, New York
  152 Michael W. Sobol The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York
  153 Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar Corning Rotary Club, Corning, New York
  154 Gavin Buehler Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, New York
  155 Maggy X. Lambo The Leader-Herald, Gloversville, New York
  156 Sahil Sangwan Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
  157 Shashwat Patel Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New York
  158 Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar Daily News, New York, New York
  159 Srinath Venkat Mahankali Daily News, New York, New York
  160 Monica "Mollie" L. Dugan The Daily Star, Oneonta, New York
  161 Sydney Rose DeLapp The Palladium-Times, Oswego, New York
  162 Grant A. Decker Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, New York
  163 Stephen S. Ponzer The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York
  164 Dylan O'Connor Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York
  165 Harshita M. Shet Theodore D. Young Community Center, White Plains, New York
  285 Sravanth Mohan Malla Haverstraw Elementary School, Haverstraw, New York
North Carolina  166 Michael A. Steed Times-News, Burlington, North Carolina
  167 Akshra P. Paimagam The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
  168 Abigail H. Pittman The Clayton News-Star, Clayton, North Carolina
  169 Bettie Lehem Closs Duke University's Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, Durham, North Carolina
  170 Ashrita Vadlapatla The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  171 Kayleigh M. Guffey The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolina
  172 Andrew Bowen Harnett County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Lillington, North Carolina
  173 Rohan Sachdev PAGE of Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina
  174 Hannah Elise Gerlach Delta Center for Life Development, Inc., Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  175 Emily Garcia PAGE of Lee County, Sanford, North Carolina
  176 Rexen B. Venevongsoth The Shelby Star, Shelby, North Carolina
  177 Lily Spalding Washington Daily News, Washington, North Carolina
  178 Olivia G. Pedigo The Wilson Times, Wilson, North Carolina
  179 Allison M. Brower Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
North Dakota  180 Madeline Rickert North Dakota Association of County Superintendents, Bismarck, North Dakota
Ohio  181 Owen Kovalik Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio
  182 Dray A. Remy Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens, Ohio
  183 Lipika Narisetti Ohio University Libraries, Athens, Ohio
  184 Shiv Sathya Dewan The Repository, Canton, Ohio
  185 Manu U. Nair WCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohio
  186 Abhilash Yarlagadda WCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohio
  187 Andrew France Northeast Ohio Media Group, Cleveland, Ohio
  188 Mary Jo Johnson Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio
  189 Emma E. Jankowski Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange, Ohio
  190 Joshua R. Mason Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio
  191 Alotus Nguyen Wei The Lima News, Lima, Ohio
  192 Marilyn B. Santo The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio
  193 Sadie McFarland The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio
  194 Vince Hoppel Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem, Ohio
  195 Jasmine M. Black The Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohio
  196 Phoebe M. Jackson The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
  197 Marie Wallie The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio
  198 Melina V. Gabele The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio
  199 Annabelle Day The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio
Oklahoma  200 Cole Shafer-Ray The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  201 Muhammad Haris KJRH-TV, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oregon  202 Natalie Y. Cha Portland Tribune, Portland, Oregon
Pennsylvania  203 Aidan Graham The Chester Spirit, Chester, Pennsylvania
  204 Aakash Narayan Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
  205 John M. Grifone The Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
  206 Eugene Lee WITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  207 William H Yaeger LNP Always Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  208 Bill Jerdan Pennridge Community Education Foundation, Perkasie, Pennsylvania
  209 Tiphanie J. Chang The Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  210 Atharv Bhave Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  211 Nevaeh Lopez The Republican Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  212 Hilary Edwina Good Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
  213 Brandi Naprava Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico  214 Alexandra Isabel Harper Commonwealth-Parkville School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rhode Island  215 Christopher E. Relyea The Valley Breeze, Cumberland, Rhode Island
South Carolina  216 Meagan Olivia White The Allendale Sun, Allendale, South Carolina
  217 Emily C. Ladines Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolina
  218 Razeen Basunia The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
  219 Rebecca A. Liu Pee Dee Education Center, Florence, South Carolina
  220 Gracie Benton The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  221 Kalika Melody Burnett Bridwell Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolina
South Dakota  222 Owen Coltrane Dudley University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
South Korea  223 Suin Jung Yoon's English School, Seoul, South Korea
  224 Seungtaek Oh Yoon's English School, Seoul, South Korea
Tennessee  225 Jerilyn Celeste Challenger Crossings Nashville Action Partnership, Antioch, Tennessee
  226 Audrey A. Frische Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  227 Annalise Wade The Jackson Sun and Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
  228 Caitlyn Marentette Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
  229 Bates Bennett The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
  230 Cady Baltz The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
Texas  231 Jack Miller Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas
  232 Olivia Chen Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texas
  233 Kaelin Avery Bunting Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texas
  234 Smrithi Upadhyayula The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
  235 Liam Nyikos El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas
  236 Michelle Yakubek Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
  237 Shobha Dasari Houston Public Media, Houston, Texas
  238 Siddharth Krishnakumar Houston Public Media, Houston, Texas
  239 Kiran K. Malik Laredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texas
  240 Grant L. Taylor Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texas
  241 Tristan A. Salinas Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen, Texas
  242 Anna-Duyen A. Ngo Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texas
  243 Evan Haley Odessa American, Odessa, Texas
  244 Kasey Cuenca Torres San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, Texas
  245 Catherine Raine Esparza San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texas
  246 Muriel Margaret Cotman Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas
  247 Jacob K. Turner Rapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco, Texas
  248 Connor Luke Mitchell Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
U.S. Virgin Islands  249 Makayla G. Todman The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Utah  250 Meimi A. Teeples Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
  251 Brody Dicks Park Record, Park City, Utah
  252 James Bryner Southeast Education Service Center, Price, Utah
  253 Ariana K. Babbitt The City Journals and Overstock.com, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vermont  254 Lucinda Maybelle Storz Rutland Herald/Barre Times-Argus, Rutland, Vermont
Virginia  255 Samuel T. Pereles The News-Virginian and The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia
  256 Caleb D. Adams Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Danville, Virginia
  257 Jessie Ditton The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  258 Mary Elizabeth A. Vaughan Rockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  259 Shiv Dang Lamba Leesburg Today, Leesburg, Virginia
  260 Eujine Kim The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia
  261 Ankita Vadiala Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginia
  262 Eliza V. Willett The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia
  263 Trisha Balakrishnan Fairfax County Times, Reston, Virginia
  264 Tejas Muthusamy Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia
  265 Kyoko R. Leaman The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia
  266 Ethan Drake Stinson Tazewell County Fair Association, Tazewell, Virginia
  267 Carson Christopher Brown Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Williamsburg, Virginia
  268 Edwin Estep Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia
Washington  269 Julia McCoy Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washington
  270 Ayush Noori Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, Washington
  271 Ashley Marie Blakemore North Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee, Wenatchee, Washington
West Virginia  272 Varun Kukkillaya Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, West Virginia
  273 Andrew Shawn Gould The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  274 Marleah J.A. Knights The Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginia
  275 Lillian Taylor Bischof The Catholic Spirit, Wheeling, West Virginia
Wisconsin  276 Meghna Datta Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
  277 Ashwin Sankrithi Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
  278 Martius Isaac Bautista Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
Wyoming  279 JoJo Widi Wyoming Community Foundation, Laramie, Wyoming
Spellers 280, 281, and 282 appear on the roster with spellers for Connecticut.
Speller 283 appears on the roster with spellers for Missouri.
Speller 284 appears on the roster with spellers for New Jersey.
Speller 285 appears on the roster with spellers for New York.