Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-11 06:00:54 –
Kansas City, Missouri — The Kansas City area has dispatched four spelling players to compete in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. In this 2021 Spelling Bee profile, I talked to Peculiar’s Mac Northcraft.
Eleven-year-old Mack said he was preparing for bees by practicing for 20 to 30 minutes every other day.
“We remember most words, practice the original language, and determine if it’s an” f “or a” ph “or such a rule,” Mac said.
Mac’s father, Nate Northcraft, said his son was always good at spelling.
“He picks up words that he doesn’t know how to spell. After hearing them a few times, he usually dropped them,” said Nate Northcraft. “And if he gets something he doesn’t know, he’s usually pretty good at giving the best shots trying to understand it. He’s doing a great job and we’re really proud of him. I am thinking.”
Mack, a sixth-grade student at Rapek Higashi Junior High School, said he was a little nervous about bees because he knew that words would be more difficult, but virtual components benefit him.
“If it was direct, I would [would] “It’s probably going to be more nervous,” Mack said. “But we’re doing virtual, so I think it helps to calm the nerves.”
The Mac plans to continue practicing to prepare him for anything until he steps into the virtual stage.
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