Name: Rebecca A. Sealfon
Sponsor: Daily News (New York, New York)
Age, Grade (when she won): 13, 8th
School(when she won): Home School, Brooklyn, New York
Mother: Celia Gelernter Sealfon
Father: Dr. Stuart Sealfon
Bio: Likes reading both fiction and nonfiction, writing stories, playing piano, working with computers, and competing in chess tournaments. Her other interests include swimming, biking, kayaking, skiing, and hiking. She participated in the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Talent Search, qualifying for summer programs in math and English. Rebecca placed eighth in the 1996 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
Info gathered from her bio on the National Spelling Bee site.
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