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Sinaloa Spelling Star Takes 2nd in County

Sixth-grader Ashok Sundararaman from Sinaloa Middle School was runner up to a girl from Dixie Elementary.

Ashok Sundararaman, a sixth-grader from Sinaloa Middle School in Novato, recently took second at the Marin County Elementary Spelling Bee Championship. 

Dixie Elementary fourth-grader Annie Wang took first place and edged Sundararaman by spelling "psalmist."

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade Marin County public and private school students, all champions from previously held regional spelling bees, participated in championship on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Marin County Office of Education.  

The third through fifth place winners were: 

  • Flora Epstein, fifth grade,Coleman Elementary School, third place
  • Jack O’Neill, fifth grade, Bel Aire Elementary School, fourth place
  • Kevi Johnson, fifth grade, Vallecito Elementary School, fifth place 

The spelling bee program is coordinated by the Marin County Office of Education. 

See the full list of participants below.

Participant

Grade

School

Jack O’Neill

5

Bel Aire Elementary School

Eva Oppenheim

5

Bel Aire Elementary School

Heather Davis

4

Coleman Elementary School

Flora Epstein

5

Coleman Elementary School

Annie Wang

4

Dixie Elementary School

Sarah Adkisson

5

Glenwood Elementary School

Izagani Aquino

4

Lynwood Elementary School

Isaac Silverstein-Davis

5

Manor Elementary School

Myla Gupta

6

Miller Creek Middle School

Patrick McConnell

6

Miller Creek Middle School

Danielle Jonas-Delson

5

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Kathleen Shepardson

5

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Audrey Dickinson

5

Ross School

Tajus Ayyar

6

San Jose Middle School

Jude Muriithi

6

San Jose Middle School

Aditya Katewa

6

Sinaloa Middle School

Ashok Sundararaman

6

Sinaloa Middle School

Isabel Williams

5

Strawberry Point School

Billy Baumeister

5

Sun Valley School

Gavin Taub

5

Tamalpais Valley Elementary School

Kevi Johnson

5

Vallecito Elementary School

Payton Wilson

5

Wade Thomas Elementary School

Cailan Ferguson

6

White Hill Middle School

Otis Lyons

6

White Hill Middle School

Sivakamasundari Sundaram November 14, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Congratulations to my son Ashok! Best of luck for the State level!
Novato Chess Club November 14, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Ashok, Congratulations! A wonderful young man and great chess player too! See you this afternoon...
Cindy Harris November 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Congrats to Ashok, and great job to Aditya for making it so far, too! Yay!
Christine Koenig November 14, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Congratulations to Ashok & all participants!!!!! Representing Novato, NUSD, Sinaloa & your family!!!
Sivakamasundari Sundaram November 14, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Hello Mr.Major, Thank you so much for your wishes. See you in couple of hours.. -Siva
Sivakamasundari Sundaram November 14, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Thanks Cindy for your wishes! Great effort by all his friends! --Siva
Sivakamasundari Sundaram November 14, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Hello Christine, Thanks much for your wishes! -Siva(Ashok's mom)

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