Gokul finished in 3rd place last year
Chesterfield teen Gokul Menkatachalam is headed back to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
He successfully spelled “bordereau” to advance to the finals. The word means a detailed document or memorandum.
Gokul finished in third-place last year behind the co-champions. The spellers compete tonight for more than $37,000 in prizes.