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Top speller crowned at bee
Haley Bobersky, from left, second runner-up in the Forsyth County school system’s spelling bee Saturday, first-runner up Caya Bennett, winner Anish Bikmal and alternate Aadi Karthik pose with their trophies. - photo by Alyssa LaRenzie
Eyes glanced up at the ceiling, hands were shoved in pockets and fingers traced letters on arms as students struggled through difficult words at the Forsyth County school system’s spelling bee Saturday. The final word correctly spelled — vindictive — earned Anish Bikmal the first-place trophy. Bikmal, a seventh-grader at Piney Grove Middle, will compete in the district bee in February, along with first runner-up Caya Bennett, an Otwell Middle eighth-grader, and Haley Bobersky, a fifth-grader at Chestatee Elementary.