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Pebble Creek Elementary third-grader wins district spelling bee

Pebble Creek Elementary third-grader wins district spelling bee
Posted on 04/02/2024
Samik Mittal

April 2, 2024–The top two spelling champions from each of CSISD’s 10 elementary campuses participated in the second annual CSISD Elementary Spelling Bee held on March 20 at Pecan Trail Intermediate School. Spellers competed for 17 rounds, with the championship word, regulatory, coming from a non-studied wordlist. 


Pebble Creek Elementary School third-grader Samik Mittal won the bee and Rock Prairie Elementary School fourth-grader Sharon Chang was the runner-up. Mittal and Chang battled for five rounds before Mittal was named champion.


The following elementary school students were named campus champions for their school and participated in the districtwide spelling bee:


District Champion

Samik Mittal, Pebble Creek Elementary



Sharon Chang, Rock Prairie Elementary

Photo of CSISD Elementary School Spelling Bee Campus Champions

Campus Champions

College Hills Elementary: Shivani Shanmugam and Owen Skow

Creek View Elementary: Jack Hsieh and Jalayah Collins

Forest Ridge Elementary: Ethan Zurcher and Hattie Mosley

Greens Prairie Elementary: Aditi Balasubramanian and Anishka Gunasekara

Pebble Creek Elementary: Samik Mittal and Anthony Yu

River Bend Elementary: James Hogan and Alex Fletcher

Rock Prairie Elementary: Sharon Chang and Junyoung Choi

South Knoll Elementary: Adeline Eschberger and Ella Suchodolski

Southwood Valley Elementary: Keteope Awelewa and Lucas Alvarez

Spring Creek Elementary: Nathan Jin and Shreya Saripalli

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