Lori becomes 1st 6 year old to qualify for National Spelling Bee
This week she took the long and lonely journey to the pinnacle of national competition when she became the youngest person to ever qualify for the highly regarded National Spelling Bee.
Imagine that, a competition for all elementary and secondary students in the
USA, meaning kids from 8 to 18, and she is one of the 277 brightest kids in . America
I have a thing for academic pursuit ever since I started correcting my teachers in grade school so seeing one achieve such a lofty honor as qualifying for the National Spelling Bee boggles the mind when you consider at her age I was probably still playing cowboys and Indians.
If you get a chance check out her interviews as her feat was quickly picked up by the national and world press as if they could not believe
had any smart 6 year olds. Her maturity and charm belie her years. America
Did I fail to mentioned that this young genius is home schooled?
Here is what the world news had to say about Lori .
Six-year-old girl in National Spelling Bee
(Reuters) - A 6-year-old girl will become the youngest contestant ever in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning a regional competition in
Lori Anne Madison, of
Woodbridge, Virginia, won the spelling contest last week, beating out 21 top elementary and middle school competitors. Her winning word: "vaquero," a word of Spanish origin meaning cowboy. Prince William County
"My parents quiz me. I read lists and I have a really good memory," Madison, who is home-schooled, told Fox's WTTG-TV.
The spelling contest has been held since 1925. This year's event will be held May 29 to June 1 in
Washington with 277 spellers from the United States, territories and other countries. U.S.