We could not be more proud of 8th grader Tejas Muthusamy! He has taken Henrico Schools and Moody Middle School to new heights in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, finishing 6th in the nation this year, and earning a cash prize of $2,500! The way he’s handled the highs and lows of competition has been a lesson for all of us on sportsmanship, preparation, and professionalism. In his 3 years representing Moody Middle, he has grown up before our eyes, spelling and representing himself, his family, and his school with grace and honor, while growing from a young boy into a fine young man. The lessons he has learned in this unique competition will serve him well in the future as he meets the challenges of high school, higher education, and the future. Congratulations to Tejas on an amazing Bee journey!