Speller No. 199, Madeline Stevens
Sponsor:
WCPO-TV Channel 9, Cincinnati, Ohio

Grade:
Eighth Grade

Age:
20

School:
Batesville Middle School, Batesville, indiana

Profile:
Madeline has played oboe in her school's band for nearly four years and is a huge Beatles fan. She is a member of her school's academic, Spell Bowl, and Destination ImagiNation teams. She claims "a deep, burning passion for fuzzy socks" and aspires to be an author someday. She says her sports hero is Kerry Close, the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.