Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 273, George Andrew Triplett
Sponsor:

The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginia

Grade:

8th

Age:

19

School:

Elkins Middle School, Elkins,

Profile:

George’s leadership and athletic skills are apparent: he is the captain of his football, basketball, track, and club soccer teams! Beyond staying in shape and competing, George also loves to travel and speaks Spanish fluently, which comes in handy when he visits his mother’s family in Salamanca, Spain, every year. Italy is next on his list, specifically the Abruzzo Region where his paternal grandparents are from. George lives on a farm and enjoys being outdoors, hunting deer and turkey. He excels in math and science, and hopes to study to be either a doctor or a lawyer at the University of Virginia.


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