Scripps National Spelling Bee
Speller No. 89, Sterling A. Hollond

Hays Daily News, Hays, Kansas






Basehor-Linwood Middle School, Basehor,


Sterling lives on a small farm where he raises his chickens: Cinco, Saffron and Lemon Sunshine. But he also likes to get off the farm to travel and explore, and at the top of his travel wish list is Antarctica. He’s a talented athlete, spending his time running track and cross country, playing lacrosse and basketball, or working out with the wrestling team. Hockey is his real passion, however, and he has scored a hat-trick (three goals) in two different games. Sterling visited the International Spy Museum when he was in Washington, D.C., last year for the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. He loved it so much that he can’t wait to go back this year. 

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