Thought I forgot about this little bit, didn’t ya?
Well, actually, I did.Â But late last week, after a tip from sources close to the Sac Rag andÂ the media reports that came out the next day, it seemed appropro to throw up a fist and give a shout out.
Last year, Roseville’s Josephine Kao won the Central Valley Spelling Bee, sending her to the National ChampionshipsÂ where she made it to Round 4.Â While that was an accomplishment in itself, guess what – she just won the Central Valley Bee again:
The Roseville sixth-grader won the 24th annual Central Valley Spelling Bee on Wednesday for the second consecutive year, cementing her status as the region’s top speller.
On May 30, she will head to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. She competed there last year and finished 45th.
So how did Josephine get her mad spelling skills?
Hopefully I will do better than last year,” said Josephine, who is home-schooled through the Visions in Education charter school. She studied words and their roots for two to four hours per day. “But my main goal is to have fun.”
Sure, fun.Â That’s always the best motivation. But let’s not forget the other stuff:
Josephine received a $100 savings bond, a dictionary, a one-year subscription to an online encyclopedia and a large trophy.
Last year’s trophy is at home. This year, she plans to give the trophy to her charter school program to thank them for their support.
This girl exhibits nothing less than pure domination.Â Best of luck in DC, Josephine, and RIGHT AWN!