Devesh Shah participated in the Regional Spelling Bee after winning his local bee at Linsly.
The Regional Bee was sponsored by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Twenty two students from both public and private middle schools in the Wheeling area participated. Devesh won the regional bee on the word "Anthropogenic" after several final rounds.
His win earned him a trip to Scripp's National Spelling Bee to be held in May. The Diocese will pay all expenses for the 5-day trip for Devesh and a parent.