Varun Kumar, winner of the GISA middle school spelling bee, with, Denise Cress, Pinecrest Middle School assistant principal. (click for larger version)
March 10, 2014
CUMMING, Ga. — After winning first place at the Archdiocesan Spelling Bee in January, Pinecrest Academy seventh-grader Varun Kumar took first place again at the 2014 Georgia Independent School Association's (GISA) middle school spelling bee on Feb. 7.
Kumar and second place winner Monisha Mahadevan of Woodward Academy will advance to represent GISA at the state spelling bee on March 21 at Georgia State University's Student University Center.