Speller No. 115, Neha Seshadri
The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan
13, Eighth Grade
Northville Christian School, Northville, Michigan
Swimming is Neha’s favorite sport, and she recently represented the state of Michigan in the Central Zone Swimming Championship. Singing relaxes her and helps calm her mind, but she also enjoys playing chess, dancing and baking pastries. Neha has an interest in the spiritual, and she learned how to read palms from her grandfather. There are a lot of places she’d like to visit, but because of their natural beauty and scientific importance, the Galápagos Islands are at the top of her list. Her greatest role model is none other than the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s very own Paige Kimble, whom Neha met at the 2013 national finals when she tied for 12th place.