Texas’ own Raymond Soriano, 14, remembered that “Bush misspelled ‘business’ one time. That’s embarrassing.” Eleven-year-old Vincent Medina from Florida told us, “Anyone can out-spell Bush.” Jonathan Schut, a 13-year-old from Canada, thinks he can out-spell Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice too. Those are some big words for middle schoolers.
Many participants also shared their thoughts about the upcoming presidential elections.
Hannah Gerdes, a 14-year-old Ohioan, said, “I don’t think Hillary Clinton has a chance in the election. I like Obama.” Hannah says Barack Obama must be a good speller, especially because his name is a little tricky to spell. In fact, there was overwhelming support among the spellers for Obama. “He is upbeat. He is the one,” shared Gaurav Sirdeshpande, a 14-year-old Pennsylvanian.