The New York Times offers a moving video story about a 13-year-old Utah boy who hopes to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee for an unusual and heartbreaking reason. Kunal Sah, an 8th grader, wants to draw attention to the plight of his parents, who were deported to India. Because of this, he is training for the competition in anger, reports the video, titled “American Album: Spell Utah,” (5:38) Sah lives in a Ramada Limited hotel in Green River, Utah, with his uncle and aunt. He hopes to win the bee, draw the attention of President Bush, and open the door to his parents’ return to the United States. The short video is worth a look.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.