“Spelling is my passion, that’s where it all started for me”- Akash Vukoti.
Learning spellings can be a daunting task, but what if I tell you that there is a six-year-old who has already competed at the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee!
The Spelling Whiz – Scripps National Spelling Bee
Since the age of two Akash Vukoti started studying and writing. He was initiated into Mensa at the age of three and became a member there along with his sister Amrita. It is every profoundly gifted child’s dream and ambition to get into the esteemed David Institute of Talent Development, and Akash has already achieved this eminent feat.
Akash was a first grader when he competed at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He even competed in the 2018 and 2019 bees. Surprisingly he also qualified for the 93rd Scripps national spelling bee which was cancelled due to the corona virus. However this didn’t stop Akash and the other kids as they are going to participate in a virtual spelling bee competition organized by the Texas natives.
The toughest word that Akash can spell is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis and it has 45 letters. It is one of the longest words in the Oxford Dictionary.
Versatile Child Prodigy
Akash Vukoti is the son of Dr. Krishna M Vukoti and Chandrakala Jandyam who relocated to the United States, Texas from Andhra Pradesh, India. Akash was featured on several TV shows such as Little Big Shots after which he went to the Steve Harvey Show he was inspired and influenced by Steve Harvey to become an actor.
“I want to become an astronaut and an actor, so I combined the two words and created ‘astroactor’ as a term- so that’s what I want to become when I grow up” – Akash Vukoti
He also appeared as a guest on the Harry show in 2017. Notably, he was interviewed on Australia’s morning show. Akash participated in Dancing with the Stars:Juniors along with Kamri Peterson.
Moreover, Akash has been featured in the award-winning documentary film “Spelling The Dream”. He was featured in HBO and BBC Documentaries as well.
Global Child Prodigy Awardee
Akash Vukoti received the Global Child Prodigy Award from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Kailash Sathyarthi. Global Child Prodigy Awards is a global initiative aimed at educating people about the potentials of a child’s extraordinary talent. If you feel like your child deserves to be on the Top 100 Prodigies list make sure to click here.