Speller No. 136, Jordan Gabriella Hoffman
Sponsor:

Jackson County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Kansas City, Missouri

Grade:

Eighth Grade

Age:

19

School:

Pleasant Lea Middle School, Lee's Summit, Missouri

Profile:

Jordan takes piano and voice lessons, and she composes music and lyrics in her free time. This past fall, she wrote an a cappella choral composition, which the Lee’s Summit Youth Chorale performed throughout the year. Jordan is a member of that chorale, along with the eighth grade Black and Gold Honors Choir at school. Jordan and several friends are currently planning a benefit concert to raise funds for a family member's medical expenses. Jordan also mentors seventh graders, takes advanced studies coursework and acts in the school Awards Assembly theater program. One of her favorite hobbies is reading and writing poetry and stories. Jordan participated in the 2010 and 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bees.

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