Homeschooler sweeps state spelling bee second year
One more homeschooler I can find in the news on his way to DC for the finals.
East Valley students swept the top six spots Saturday in the state spelling bee at Arizona State University.
And the best speller of them all — for the second year in a row — was Gilbert home-school student Jonathan Horton, 13.
Jonathan outlasted the field of 27 regional champions, who ranged in age from 10 to 14, when he correctly spelled “osphresis” in the 20th round. The word came about four hours into the competition.
“Finally,” Jonathan said on stage in a half-sigh after spelling the word, a noun meaning the sense of smell. Read more…