Speller No. 120, Marguerite Arbogast
Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michigan

Eighth Grade


O.J. DeJonge Middle School, Ludington, Michigan


There’s no business like show business for Marguerite, who dreams of going into acting. She performs with the Improvika Youth Theater, and most of her favorite songs are show tunes. Idina Menzel, who has originated several roles on Broadway, is her favorite actress and, according to Marguerite, a good role model for any young woman who wants to have a career in acting. Another interest is in forensics and crime-solving, and she finds the role-playing game Spycraft to be a thrill. At home, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, a Newfoundland named Bosun. Marguerite previously competed in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.