Congrats to the students and alumni of my coaching program who participated in the National Hexco-Kaplan Bee, especially those reaching the Grand Finals! Of my ten participating students/alumni, eight qualified for the Semifinals (Top 48). Congrats to Akshita Balaji for her 35th place finish, and Jayden Lee for coming in 27th. We’ll continue working hard to elevate to even higher levels. Six of my ten students/alumni — including Nitya Kathiravan, Michael Kolagani, Vayun Krishna, Zaila Avant-garde, Dean Alkhairy, and one more — have qualified for the Grand Finals! To watch, go to https://onlinespellingbee.com/live/ at 10am CST tomorrow. Best of luck to everyone competing, and thank you to Hexco and Kaplan for organizing this event!