MONTVILLE, NJ - Seventh grade student Agranya Ketha was the winning contestant in the North South Foundation Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 29. Ketha, a member of the Mahwah Rockland, NJ chapter, competed against dozens of students in grades fourth to eighth from chapters across the tri-state area. 

According to the website, the North South Foundation is a volunteer driven non-profit dedicated to developing educational excellence  by providing scholarships for students in need in India, organizing educational contests for students in the United States of America, and helping people succeed “regardless of religion, gender, caste or geographic origin.”

Ketha’s win qualifies him to participate in the National Championships, which will be held August 12 and 13, 2017, at the University of Houston - Bauer College of Business in Houston, Texas.