Speller No. 83, Margaret Flaherty Peterson
Sponsor:
South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana

Grade:
Seventh Grade

Age:
15

School:
Home School, Granger, Indiana

Profile:

Margaret plays violin in her school orchestra and at her church, and has sung at a diocesan choir festival for the past three years. She loves classical music and hopes to become a professional musician one day. An avid reader, Margaret is in both a book club and a Shakespeare club, and counts J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit among her favorite books. In her spare time, Margaret likes to cook, inline skate and play soccer, and she plants a new garden every year. Her favorite athlete is University of Notre Dame basketball standout Skylar Diggins. Margaret participated in the 2010 and 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bees.