Henrico teen ties for 5th in Scripps National Spelling Bee

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Tejas Muthusamy made his fourth-straight trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals his best yet.

The Henrico County 8th grader capped off his impressive run with his best showing in four years — a tie for 5th place — which earned him high praise from the national committee.

Tejas, who bowed out after misspelling the word, ‘saussurite,” was one of 15 finalists who qualified for the nationally-televised primetime event on ESPN.

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