North Texans Sweep The National Spelling Bee Taking First Second And Third

first_imgSCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE / FLICKRKarthik Nemmani, 14, of McKinney won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night.Karthik Nemmani of McKinney defeated 15 finalists, including three North Texans, in the 2018 annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night.Nemmani, 14, won the bee on the word “koinonia” in Round 18. The Scoggins Middle School eighth-grader also spelled “haecceitas” correctly after 12-year-old Naysa Modi from Frisco missed the word “Bewusstseinslage” in the final round. Abhijay Kodali, 11, of Flower Mound came in third after misspelling “aalii.”“I had confidence, but I didn’t really think it could happen,” Nemmani said after the trophy was presented. “It was a dream come true.” Congratulations to Karthik Nemmani, #Speller471, the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion. He correctly spelled “koinonia” to win the title. #SpellingBee— NationalSpellingBee (@ScrippsBee) June 1, 2018Students from North Texas made up a quarter of the 16 finalists. Rohan Raja, 12, of Irving was eliminated in the ninth round on the word, “loratadine.”The competition dwindled from more than 500 students who traveled to Washington D.C. from across the country this week. The finals began Thursday morning with 41 spellers. (Click here to get to know them.)The last Texan to win the national spelling bee was Nihar Saireddy Janga from Austin in 2016. He was co-winner with Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar. Just 11 at the time, Janga was the youngest speller ever to win the national spelling bee.Last year’s winner was then-12-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California. Sharelast_img read more

Last minute summer deals

first_imgWhen it comes to last minute flights, there’s more to being flexible than choosing anti-social flight times or making your trip Thursday-Saturday over Friday-Sunday. It also means being flexible about your destination and the airport you’re flying from. So open your mind and bag a deal by exploring Skyscanner’s Search Everywhere option for your dream destination for right now. 1. Get flexitarian with travel Source a steal of a late summer holiday with the Skyscanner guide to late flight deals… RelatedMythbusters: What are charter flights and how to find a good dealBudget charter flights could be a great option if you’re looking to get away for a bargain holiday. Here’s a rundown of the whats, wheres and whens of getting a great deal.Last minute flights: here’s how to find late travel dealsIn the era of budget airlines, are last minute flights dead? Not if you know how, when, and where to look… Here’s some tried and tested tips on how to bag a last minute flight bargain. Search for last minute flights nowSummer holiday dealsPlanning your summer getaway? Now’s the best time to book with lots of great deals to popular destinations. Find the cheapest flights from your nearest airport or discover some of our favourite destinations below… 2. Get wise to charges 3. Think creatively about destination airports Couldn’t fit in a high-season holiday? Don’t stress; savvy travellers know that the end of the summer is the perfect time to bag a bargain break. You just need to have a few tricks up your sleeve, and travel with an open mind. Plenty of destinations are at their most charming in late summer, and as well as saving serious pounds, you’ll be skipping the crowds. Here’s how to bag a great-value getaway before summer is out… Search for last minute summer deals If you have your heart set on a particular destination that seems pricey, consider flying to a nearby city with good rail or coach transport links. Italian cities, for example, are generally well-connected by train and just a couple of hours from each other, and if you embrace it, the journey really can be part of your holiday. Crack open Google Maps and see what you see; you might be able to fly into an airport just an hour from your chosen destination.  ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Nothing scuppers a supposed ‘shoulder season bargain’ like extra fees. So really look into it: if you want to change your departure date, what’s the charge? Is it really cheaper to go with a budget carrier that charges you for your baggage, or is a flag-carrier better in this instance? Also watch out for flights that are so early you need to get a taxi to the airport as public transport isn’t an option; this sort of thing can completely negate any saving you’ve made.last_img read more