The Scripps Semifinals starts off with 41 spellers – 4 of which are home schooled. Here is the “home” team list:
Speller 25, Veronica Penny – 13 yr old; 7th grade; third appearance.
Speller 38, Grace Remmer – 12 yr old; 7th grade; tied for 9th place in 2010.
speller 79, Gina Solomito – 13 yr old; 7th grade; 3rd appearance.
speller 264, Samuel Estep – 13 yr old; 7th grade; 2nd appearance.
10 percent homeschooled is typical initially. This year our team has a lot of experience and maturity on the field – I like our chances!
Good luck all!