Perry Middle School Student Advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Karishma Pilla, an eighth-grade student at Perry Middle School, shined at the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee on March 19, 2021. Pilla outstandingly represented the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. Pilla is one of the two top spellers in North Texas and will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, beginning with preliminary rounds in June.  

According to their website, the Scripps National Spelling Bee began in 1925 when nine newspapers joined together to host a spelling bee. Ninety years later, their literacy effort would reach 11 million students each year.

"Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. They progress from classroom to cafeteria, from auditorium to civic center, just as millions of other students have done before them."

Carrie Hajnal coaches Pilla, and her principal at Dewitt Perry Middle School is Adam Toy. We are very proud of Karishma and all of her accomplishments. CFBISD wishes her the best of luck at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June.