Speller No. 188, Nicholas B. Rushlow
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio
Lakeview Junior High School, Pickerington, Ohio
Nicholas is an avid Lego collector and owns almost every Star Wars set in existence. He also enjoys playing chess, Scrabble and Stratego. Nicholas loves drawing dragons and other mythological creatures, and reading science-fiction books. He is a year-round competitive swimmer, preferring the 500 meter freestyle and the 50 meter backstroke events. Last year, he took first place in the league championships for 50 meter backstroke. A violinist for nearly eight years, Nicholas is a member of the Suzuki Music Columbus tour group. He participated in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bees, tying for 17th place in 2009 and 33rd place in 2010.