Speller No. 18, Isabel Cholbi
Sponsor:
San Bernardino Spelling Bee Collaborative, San Bernardino, California

Grade:
Seventh Grade

Age:
14

School:
Cesar E. Chavez Middle School, San Bernardino, California

Profile:

Isabel enjoys building websites and learning computer programming languages like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby. She counts Ada Lovelace, a 19th century mathematician who is often considered the world's first computer programmer, among her role models. A self-described environmentalist, Isabel has competed in her regional science fair every year since 2010 and placed fourth in 2013. Isabel plays chromatic percussion (xylophone, glockenspiel and vibraphone) and participated in district honor band in 2012 and 2013. She loves the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and her favorite players are Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum. Isabel competed in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee.