Speller No. 16, Josephine Kao
Sponsor:

The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California

Grade:

Eighth Grade

Age:

22

School:

Visions in Education Charter School, Carmichael, California

Profile:Josephine is currently featured on the American Girl Web site as a grand-prize winner in the "Stop Bullying" national poster contest. A valued member of the Capital Valley Harp Circle, she has also played piano since the age of four. She skates on a synchronized figure skating team and competes nationally. In recognition of her many philanthropic efforts, Josephine will be making a speech this July at the "Nestlé Very Best in Youth" awards ceremony. She participated in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 national finals, tying for 13th place in 2008. Return to Speller Roster