Speller No. 48, Rachael Cundey
The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia
Lakeside Middle School, Evans, Georgia
Rachael plays flute in her school band and district honor band. A member of her school's math and academic bowl teams, Rachael received the Principal's Award in 2011 for achieving the highest average in all academic subjects. She enjoys reading in her spare time and Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is her favorite book. Rachael's favorite school subject is math and she would like to become a cardiologist. Rachael is making her fifth consecutive appearance in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, making it to Washington, D.C., every year since 2009. She tied for tenth place at last year's Bee.