He learned his spelling lessons well–at home

Another homeschooler on to the national bee.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Autochthonous, pococurante, and prospicience are three words.
They are words similar to those that Michael Hackett, 11, a home-schooled student, studied before he entered the Rhode Island Statewide Spelling Bee.
Hackett won the spelling bee which was recently sponsored by the Providence Journal, and Cardi’s Furniture, and in cooperation with the Rhode Island Association of School Principals.
By correctly spelling the word hibernal in the 28th and final round of the state competition, Hackett, one of five children – all home-schooled – of Karen and Scott Hackett secured a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. Read more…

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