Mirle Shivashankar hugged daughter Vanya Shivashankar after she claimed a spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time overall by winning the Olathe spelling bee at Frontier Trail Middle School on Feb. 12.
Mirle Shivashankar hugged daughter Vanya Shivashankar after she claimed a spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time overall by winning the Olathe spelling bee at Frontier Trail Middle School on Feb. 12. File photo by SHANE KEYSER The Kansas City Star
Mirle Shivashankar hugged daughter Vanya Shivashankar after she claimed a spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time overall by winning the Olathe spelling bee at Frontier Trail Middle School on Feb. 12. File photo by SHANE KEYSER The Kansas City Star

Olathe’s Vanya Shivashankar is the only five-time competitor at this year’s national spelling bee

May 26, 2015 06:25 PM