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Henderson Middle Student Competing in National Spelling Bee Today

Simola Nayak, who recently finished eighth grade, is competing in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

student and Georgia State Spelling Bee Champion Simola Nayak will compete today in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The event will be covered throughout the day on ESPN on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 10am.

To watch or to see a schedule of ESPN broadcasts visit: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/457761/2012-scripps-national-spelling-bee-semifinals.

Regular updates will also be provided on the DeKalb Schools Twitter feed
at Twitter.com/DeKalbSchools.

Updates are also available by following the Scripps National Spelling Bee
at facebook.com/scrippsnationalspellingbee or Twitter.com/ScrippsBee.

Simola recently completed the eighth grade at Henderson Middle. She won the DeKalb County School District Spelling Bee in February and the Georgia State Spelling Bee in March. She prepared for her competitions by studying words and vocabulary from previous spelling bees and reading books like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. She also enlisted help from her family, who quizzed her daily on different words.

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