Speller No. 204, Richelle M. Zampella
Sponsor:
Muskogee Spelling Bee Collaborative, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Grade:
Sixth Grade

Age:
14

School:
Oklahoma School for the Blind, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Profile:

Richelle can read Braille and has won the Braille Institute's annual Braille Challenge four times. She likes word games, swimming and reading (especially the Maximum Ride series) and participates in Girl Scouts and band classes. Richelle has earned the Student of the Year Award three different times and has won her school spelling bee every year since first grade. She likes academics so much that she never wants to leave school, hoping to one day become a teacher. Richelle competed in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee.