LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – While she can spell words many of us have never even heard of, Jordan Hoffman was a loss for them when she made it to the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
“All the kids are always cheering each other on,” said Jordan, 14. “Even though it is a competition I think the spellers view it as a competition between themselves and the dictionary instead of between each other.”
For the third time in three years, Jordan joined hundred of kids in Washington DC for the annual spelling competition. The teen who will enter high school after summer ended up beating nearly 300 of them to capture a spot in the top ten.
“I have no regrets,” she said. “I did my best and I am so excited to be named eighth place out of a field of brilliant spellers.”
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