Painted Post Spelling Bee Winner Goes To Washington

June 8, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom Reed met with Jairam Hathwar, the recent Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington to celebrate the big spelling bee win. “We care about recognizing the accomplishments of the young people across our district. We are incredibly proud of Jairam and celebrate his commitment to learning and his efforts to reach his fullest potential. It’s only right to honor his achievement and wish him the best of luck in the future,” said Reed.
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Reed says that Hathwar met with various officials throughout the day in D.C., including Reed. The Corning Republican congressman presented him with a Congressional statement for the record to commemorate his win. Hathwar and his family were invited to Washington to attend a joint session of Congress, during which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the joint session and even recognized Hathwar’s achievement.