Rahul Krishnaswamy, from Ashley Academy in Johnson City, reacts during the 2013 News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on March 16. (Margaret B. Wood/Special to the News Sentinel)
WASHINGTON — Rahul Krishnaswamy thought he was prepared the first time he competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now, he realizes he wasn’t.
“Last time, we were pretty naive about this whole thing,” he said. “We didn’t know how it works. We didn’t know much about spelling bees at all.”
When the Johnson City eighth-grader makes his second appearance in the national contest this week, he will do so with a better understanding of what he can expect and with more confidence that this time he is ready.
Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel website.