Speller No. 285, Sam T. Matherly
Sponsor:
Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston,
West Virginia

Grade:
Eighth Grade

Age:
19

School:
Victory Baptist Academy, Beaver, West Virginia

Profile:
Sam has played piano for seven years and has participated in piano, acting, and spelling competitions through the West Virginia Christian Education Association for the last three years. If Sam could choose to meet any historical figure, his choice would be Abraham Lincoln, whose compassion impresses him. His mom says that the best thing about him is his red hair. Sam participated in the 2007 national finals.