Speller No. 12, Rebecca Baron
Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles, California
Chatsworth Hills Academy, Chatsworth, California
Rebecca has written several novel-length works, as well as many short stories and poems. She is also an avid reader, especially of Shakespeare and the latest research in physics and astronomy. Rebecca earned the Mock Trial Outstanding Defense Witness Award at her school and is certified in CPR and first aid. She has a dog named Trigger, cats named Dante and Wondie, and two hermit crabs named Joe and Pippin. Rebecca placed second in her regional bee last year and is excited to make her first trip to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.