At the Haverstraw Town Board meeting on Monday, June 27, the Town Board had the opportunity to recognize Sravanth Malla, an impressive young man from Haverstraw Elementary School that received a Distinguished Service Award from the town for his exceptional accomplishments in spelling at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland in May.
He made it to the contest’s sixth and final round of competition. There were only 14 people left when he was eliminated.
His older sister competed at the national spelling bee in 2014 finishing 13th and 22nd in 2012. Supervisor Howard T. Phillips, Jr. and the Haverstraw Town Board congratulated Sravanth and the Malla family on these successes.