This weekend is the Scripps National Spelling Bee. There is only one Canadian contestant, but, after finishing 17th last year, the seasoned veteran is hungry and eager to spell.
Toronto's Laura Olivia Newcombe, who goes to Deer Park Elementary School, is from a family of spellers. Sister Leslie competed back in 2006 at the event.
Here's her profile on the official Scripps website. No stats are listed yet, but you can bet we'll all be huddled around our television boxes cheering on the #24 speller.