Age 12, 6th grade
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School
Hometown: Davie, Florida
Simone participated in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, and is thrilled to return this year. She is a fan of Broadway shows, and was privileged to see Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York City. She loves to travel, and is looking forward to seeing Alaska and California for the first time this summer. In her spare time, Simone enjoys reading, going to theme parks and attending Miami Heat basketball games with her family.