Speller No. 40, Veronica I. Penny
Sponsor:
CHCH News, Hamilton, Ontario
Canada

Grade:
Fifth Grade

Age:
17

School:
Home School, Hamilton, Ontario

Profile:
Veronica and her siblings operate a Web site featuring games and reviews of sporting events and concerts. She enjoys sports (especially swimming), playing music, and gardening. She likes to spend time in the kitchen, where her favorite meal is pork baby back ribs. For luck in spelling competitions, Veronica sleeps with a dictionary under her pillow and spells with a penny in her shoe. She represented CHCH News in the 2008 national finals, tying for 25th place.