"Six-year-old spelling whiz Akash Vukoti doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘intimidated.”
No really, he doesn’t actually know what it means. But he probably knows how to spell it.
The Grade 1 student from San Angelo, Texas, was this year’s youngest contestant at the Scripps Spelling Bee contest in National Harbor, Md. And although he was competing against kids more than twice his age, Vukoti insists he wasn’t scared.
Asked Thursday, in an interview on CTV News Channel, whether he felt intimidated by the older kids at the competition, Vukoti gave a puzzled look and then asked, “What does ‘intimidated’ mean?”
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