Nationally Ranked Spelling Bee Contestant, Uma Upamaka
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Uma Upamaka is a freshman at Francis Howell North as well as a nationally ranked speller around the world. She has been spelling almost her entire life, and all the work has lead her up to the present. Spelling has effected her life positively and she plans to continue studying etymology as a hobby throughout her life.
“[Spelling] is like sports for people who can’t play sports.” Upamaka said.