Speller No. 48, Charles Sirui Li
The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia

Age, Grade:
11, Fifth Grade

Stevens Creek Elementary School, Martinez, Georgia


With a taste for the whimsical and the musical, Charles favors the composer Mozart and prefers the Harry Potter series when it comes to books. For that reason, it seems apropos that his winning word in his regional spelling bee was “calypso.” Charles has a penchant for math and wants to study finance; he hopes to one day become a designer after graduating from Harvard. In his down time, Charles can be found playing piano or the game Clash of Clans.