Srijan Velamuri of Lionville Middle School tied for second place in the 2019 Chester County Spelling Bee. Soham Katdare of Downingtown Middle School tied for third place. During the event, 45 students from 45 schools spelled their way through 246 words.
Srijan took home a Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a $50 Amazon gift card and a Crazy Letters game. Soham was awarded a Scrabble game and a $25 gift card. The annual spelling bee is hosted by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.