This 2018-2019 school year, Michael Hollingshed is Dr. James Vernor Elementary School Spelling Bee Champion. Micheal is a fifth grade scholar who moved to the District round.
Interview with Vernor's Scholar and Spelling Bee Champion
Dr. Jeanmarie: Michael, how did you become such a successful speller?
Michael: My mom started me out with spelling when I was in Iowa. She used words that I did not know how to spell. We would practice everyday. Also, I watched Akela and the Bee a lot. She did not want to spell initially but when she started to get the hang of it. I was inspired to do the same.
Dr. Jeanmarie: Share your recommendations to improve spelling skills.
Michael: Listen to the syllables. Practice everyday, try your best, never give up. I'll help the person spell and get better.
Dr. Jeanmarie: What are your favorite hobbies?
Michael: Spelling and I enjoy playing basketball.
Dr. Jeanmarie: Favorite subject?
Michael: My favorite subject is math because I believe I can think and focus more on the answers.
Dr. Jeanmarie: What are your interests?
Michael: I have an interest in track.
Dr. Jeanmarie: Name a favorite book and tell why.
Michael: My favorite book to read is Goosebumps because it is entertaining and scary.
Dr. Jeanmarie: I enjoy the entertaining and scary, also. You have very diverse interest and taste. Thank you for sharing.