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Gwinnett teen Sumedh Garimella to represent Georgia at Scripps National Spelling Bee
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Gwinnett teen Sumedh Garimella to represent Georgia at Scripps National Spelling Bee

DULUTH, Ga. -- An 8th grader at Hull Middle School in Gwinnett County will represent Georgia at the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee next week.

Sumedh Garimella, 14, made it to the national bee after placing first in the Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee in March. He correctly spelled the word "enterorrhagia" to win the 12-round competition.

"We are extremely proud of him and his accomplishments," Hull Middle School principal Denise Showell said. She added that winning the state bee has been one of Garimella's goals "for quite some time."

Garimella is also a member of his school's Academic Team and helped the team win the PAGE Academic Bowl Regional Tournament earlier this year.

"Sumedh is a truly unique person, and I have learned a great deal from him his year. He is brilliant and fearless, and I admire his motivation and dedication to being successful in all of his endeavors," Hull Middle School history teacher Jennifer Carter said.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held May 25-31 in Washington, D.C.

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