Speller No. 115, Amber Born
Sponsor:

The Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusetts

Grade:

Eighth Grade

Age:

18

School:

Home School, Marblehead, Massachusetts

Profile:

Amber would love to be a comedy writer one day, finding inspiration in everything from classic comic strips like Calvin & Hobbes and Peanuts to TV sitcoms like Seinfeld and Frasier. Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres top her list of comedy role models. Amber plays keyboard in a Beatles tribute band, and she enjoys soccer, tennis, chess, fencing and playing piano. An avid reader, her favorite books include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the Mysterious Benedict Society series. This is Amber's fourth consecutive appearance in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She tied for 42nd place in 2012.

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