Vikram Goddla Wins Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Excerpt: Chalk one up for persistence.

Vikram Goddla, an eighth-grader at Detroit Country Day School, won the Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Saturday, Feb. 29, a year after he was runner up in the competition.

Goddla said he studied for the bee with a classmate, out-spelling more than 80 other contestants to win the regional bee.