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May 29, 2014 12:34 PM

Olathe’s Vanya Shivashankar fails to make national spelling bee finals

Perennial contender Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe wasn’t stumped by any words put to her on stage Thursday at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but her score on a computer-based test wasn’t high enough to elevate her to the nighttime finals.

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