My family and I love this event. I am glad it gets it's own prime time spot.
This group of students are exceptional individuals and their spelling, their techniques, and their all-around "good kid" karma is motivational to say the least.
Right off, though...we all pick the kid we like or that we hope wins it all , the kid that will probably win, and the kid we can't wait to watch lose (Yes, I know that is mean...but it is true. Sorry, little spellers!)
Nonetheless, this year was a great year. None of us picked the winner, but we all loved the gal that won...and her little sister, too! (Get it from Wizard of Oz...she's from Kansas...LOL)
Anyway, Congratulations Kavya Shivashankar from Olathe, Kansas!
The Buettner-Boyd family