I am very pleased to welcome Josephine Kao to the blog team!
Josephine competed at the national spelling bee for four years, 2006-2009, the same years that I participated. After developing an acquaintance, we became fast friends. She has been a good friend of mine ever since we met at the bee. One of the many great benefits of participating in the spelling bees is something that is invaluable – FRIENDS!!
Josephine was one of the best spellers of my time. Deeply involved in the arts, she was a grand-prize winner in the “Stop Bullying” national poster contest and a UNICEF card contest winner. She has also been playing piano since the age of four and recently took up the harp. Josephine skates on a synchronized figure skating team and her team recently qualified for the National US Figure Skating Synchronized championship!! Congratulations Josephine!
Please welcome Josephine!!!