Speller No. 199, Madeline Stevens
WCPO-TV Channel 9, Cincinnati, Ohio
Batesville Middle School, Batesville, indiana
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.