Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson, South CarolinaGrade:
Belton Elementary School, Belton, South CarolinaProfile:
Neil has been playing basketball since 1st grade. He has two sisters, one who is seven and one who is five. His little sister has cochlear implants, just like he does. Neil has played piano for three years and has performed in several recitals, as well as at his great-granny's funeral. He loves to read, play or ride his bike in his free time, and he also enjoys helping his mom cook. He has a dog named Roscoe who is half Boston terrier and half Chihuahua. When he was in the 3rd grade, he placed 2nd at his regional spelling bee. He is very excited to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as this will be his first trip to Washington, D.C.
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