Smyrna girl heading to national spelling bee | People
SMYRNA, Ga. -- An 11-year-old Cobb County girl will represent Georgia in the 2011 Macy's Spelling Bee in September.
Sreya Atmuri correctly spelled "fabricate" after 16 rounds of competition to win the regional bee at Macy's of Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw on Saturday. She will now go on to the national bee at Macy's Herald Square in New York City on Sept. 24.
Sreya attends Teasley Elementary School in Smyrna. She beat 50 of her peers, ages eight to 11, for her chance to attend the national bee.
As a regional winner, Sreya will receive a year of online learning from Kaplan Tutoring and a $150 online gift card from Scholastic. If she wins at the national level, she and her family will go on an all-expense-paid vacation to California, courtesy of Radio Disney.