Insider’s Guide to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee – Awards Banquet and Party

The morning after the Championship Finals, spellers had the opportunity to explore D.C. We decided to go to the National Air and Space Museum which was interesting.

That evening, we attended a fancy Awards Banquet, at which we honored the ten finalists. Afterwards, we all went to the Cherry Blossom Ballroom for a dance party that lasted until midnight!

Participating in the National Spelling Bee the second time around was more fun because I knew what to expect and spelling on stage wasn’t as overwhelming as my first time. The Bee is a great place to meet kids from all over the world and forge friendships that will last a lifetime! It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people who share my love of words! 

I hope you all enjoyed the Insider’s Guide to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. I know that I certainly enjoyed writing it!

Insider’s Guide to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee – Send-off Party!

My amazing English teacher, Dr. Dworin, made this poster for my send-off party.

This week was very exciting for me because I was interviewed by Melissa Swan of WHAS11-TV for the evening news. My school also surprised me with a send-off party, which included chocolate ice cream and an original song written and performed by the elementary school students. I felt really honored when I received a gigantic poster made by my wonderful English teacher and signed by lots of students and teachers. I love everyone at my school because they all support me and are so thoughtful.

Bee Week starts tomorrow and I can’t wait!