Lori Anne Madison, of Woodbridge, Virginia, has won the right to compete in the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee to be held in Washington, DC on May 29 to June , Fox News reports. Madison is home-schooled, and she reportedly credits her parents with a lot of her spelling bee success.
She told Fox that the bee that won her the slot at the national competition was formidable, since she was competing against middle-schoolers, but that she was up to the task. "I was confident because I have been in spelling bees with older kids before and I judge them by who they are, not about age," she said.
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