Speller No. 68, Sophie Bergman
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Moline, Illinois
14, Eighth Grade
Morning Star Academy, Bettendorf, Iowa
Sophie is a world traveler whose favorite activities often take her far from her Iowa home. She enjoys surfing and scuba diving, which she has done in places like Hawaii, Mexico and the Maldives. If she could, she would spend the rest of her life on the beach, relaxing and exploring. She also loves the culture of Scotland and likes walking through the castle ruins there. When not planning her next adventure, Sophie focuses on her art. She has been working in watercolors and pastels since she was three years old, but she recently received her first camera and is learning more about the world of photography. Sophie previously competed in both the 2012 and 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bees.