Vanya Shivashankar is a loveable little chatterbox with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. She has been an aggressive reader and speller since the age of five. Her personal collective of novels expands more than 200 novels, reading each at least four times. Her sister, who is was the 2009 Scripps champion, is her idol, who she looks up to.
Having participated in hundreds of competitions over the years, Vanya has a firm grasp on what it takes to win! She is on a personal mission to win…so bring it!
Her goal is to become a cardiac surgeon. Her interests include singing, piano, bike riding, swimming, brain games and playing with her dog.