Speller No. 155, Yulkendy D. Valdez
Sponsor:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri

Grade:

Eighth Grade

Age:

22

School:

Ferguson Middle School, Ferguson, Missouri

Profile:Yulkendy and her family moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic three years ago. Spanish, not English, is her first language. Yulkendy loves to travel and learn about other cultures. She especially enjoys trying new types of cuisine. Yulkendy serves as president of the National Junior Honor Society at her school and participates in Scholars’ Bowl activities. She would like to pursue a career in business or law. Return to Speller Roster