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Reed Honors Spelling Bee Champ

Written By: Kellie Meyer
Reed Honors Spelling Bee Champ

June 16, 2014

CORNING (WENY) -- The awards just keep coming for Sriram Hathwar. He was named co-champion of this years Scripps National Spelling Bee and ever since it's been a whirl wind of media appearances and special awards.
     Today, he got an official statement for the Record in the House of Representatives.
     Congressmen Tom Reed presented the local spelling bee champ with the award this morning at the Alternative School for Math and Science, where Sriram just finished 8th grade.
     Reed is just as big of a fan as anyone else, and told us how he was watching the night Sriram won.
     "I went to the floor and I had the guys from the office texting me telling me what was going on. We kept it in a play by play. And it's just great to see," said Reed.
     Hathwar added, "it seems all pretty surreal at the moment, it has not sunk in yet. The last two weeks have been pretty hectic with all the interviews and everything and just trying to get back to a twister normal as I say."
     Sriram and is family is looking forward to some very much deserved R&R as they leave for their family vacation to India on Wednesday.