Home-schooler tops spelling bee for fourth year

This isn’t the only homeschooler in the news who is back for a repeat trip to the national bee but it’s the first I know that is back for the fourth time.

Cari Peacock is the best speller in the county. Again. For the third time in four years.

Cari, a home-schooler from Bluemont, won the spelling bee in 2002 as a fifth-grader, in 2003 as a sixth-grader, and Thursday night at Heritage High School as an eighth-grader.

She was not as confident, going into this year’s contest, she said, because she hasn’t studied as intensely. Her interests now include the Loudoun 4H Llama Lovers, horseback riding, other courses, reading and the FIRST Robotics club. Read more…

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