Six-Year-Old Girl Youngest to Compete in National Spelling Bee
While many 6-year-old kids are just learning how to read simple books, Lori Anne Madison from Virginia is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Madison won the 34th Prince William County Spelling Bee in which she competed against 21 other spellers. She was actually the youngest in the competition and won against many older contestants, some of who were in middle school.
When Madison was just 3-years-old she started to experiment with spelling words.
“I started reading very early and I read a lot, and that helps. Plus, I work hard and love to find new interesting words in the dictionary.”
Most kids Madison’s age know about 100 common words and I bet Madison can spell them all. She’s also sure to add some new words to her list as she prepares for the national competition where she will compete with contestants from around the world for over $40,000 in cash and prizes.
About the competition Madison says, “I’m very excited. I want to have fun with other kids who love spelling and learn new words. And hope to do my best.”
This is a very impressive little girl who I’m sure won’t ever need to use spell check.
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