1. (via What Happens To Spelling Bee Kids? Years Later, The Prize Is Perspective)

"To this day when I hear that bell I get that frisson — that little shiver. When I hear that bell I’m thinking, oh no, I failed at something. And then I realize, no, somebody’s order has come up.” — Karla Miller, who competed in the national bees of 1984, 1985 and 1986. Her best finish was 31st, when she went out on the word “dashiki.”

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    (via What Happens To Spelling Bee Kids? Years Later, The Prize Is Perspective)

    "To this day when I hear that bell I get that frisson — that little shiver. When I hear that bell I’m thinking, oh no, I failed at something. And then I realize, no, somebody’s order has come up.” — Karla Miller, who competed in the national bees of 1984, 1985 and 1986. Her best finish was 31st, when she went out on the word “dashiki.”

    Photo: Karla Miller

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