Speller No. 39, Grace Remmer
The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida
Home School, St. Augustine, Florida
Grace plays violin in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and viola in the Calandra Quartet. She also works as a student violin teacher and would like to follow in the career footsteps of her favorite musician Itzhak Perlman. Her favorite book is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, and she is crazy about all things Disney, especially the search for "hidden Mickeys" throughout the parks. Grace's diverse interests include everything from knitting and neuroscience to ancient civilizations and singing Broadway tunes. This marks her fourth consecutive appearance in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She has previously tied for 9th place in 2010, 14th place in 2011 and 22nd place in 2012.