Homeschooled boy takes Arizona spelling title

Don’t worry, not all homeschoolers start spelling when they are less than a year old.

Hours of study paid off for 12-year-old Jonathan Horton, who won the Arizona Spelling Bee over the weekend.

The Gilbert boy earned the title of state’s best speller for 2005 with the word ‘jurimetrician,’ which means to be a specialist in the application of scientific methods to legal problems.

The sixth-grader will represent the state this summer at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

‘He worked so hard for this. This is just amazing,’ said his mother, Michelle, who is his teacher and coach. He is home schooled. Read more…

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