student competing in Scripp's National Spelling Bee

Seventh-grade Caddo Middle Magnet student Sahil Thorat finished strong in the 94th Scripp's National Spelling Bee. Thorat finished 49th in the fourth round out of 234 national and global spellers in the competition. Spellers represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe. Spellers will also represent four countries outside the U.S.: the Bahamas, Canada, Germany and Ghana.

LSUS sponsored Thorat and his mother to attend the competition in Washington D.C.