I learned via La Chola that Sidharth Chand of Bloomfield Hills, MI took second in the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday. Awesome job, Sid!

(Incidentally, though obviously I’d have been rooting for the Michigan contestant if I had actually known the bee was on this weekend and had actually therefore watched it–as a Purdue grad I’m also pretty excited that the winner was from West Lafayette, IN. So a big congratulations also to Sameer Mishra!)