Speller No. 250, Colton A. Blinka
Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas
Travis Middle School, Port Lavaca, Texas
Colton qualified to represent Texas in the State Games of America national tennis tournament. His love of tennis also extends to his favorite sports figure, Roger Federer. When he’s not playing tennis, Colton enjoys showing animals in 4-H as well as participating in Mathcounts and his school's band. He hopes to someday practice law as his career. A music fan, Colton counts Bruno Mars as his favorite musician; naturally, his favorite song is "Locked Out of Heaven." His two Jack Russell terriers, Phoebe and Carly, will miss him while he’s on his first trip to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.