Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, IllinoisGrade:
St. Pius X Parish School, Lombard,Profile:
Richard enjoys playing the saxophone and piano and participates in the chess, stock market and math clubs at his school. He also likes sports, and is a member of both the swim team and the Hitmen Volleyball Club. Richard is an avid reader because it helps him learn new words every day, and his favorite book is the classic Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Since he entered his first spelling bee at age 11, Richard has dreamed of standing center stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and has always wanted to meet official Bee Pronouncer Dr. Jacques Bailly. Now, he'll get his chance.