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

Seventh Grade


Home School, Granger, Indiana


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.