The Telegram, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaGrade:
Holy Cross Junior High, St. John's,Profile:
Cassandra recently earned the Principal's Award at her school for outstanding academic achievement. She is fluent in French, plays the saxophone and enjoys board games, drawing, word puzzles and jigsaws. Cassandra would like to be a doctor one day, and she is inspired by her grandmother, who constantly helps her "become the best [she] can be." A native of Newfoundland, Cassandra's favorite athlete is Canadian hockey player Ryane Clowe of the NHL's San Jose Sharks. This will be her first visit to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.