Now Playing
97X
Last Song Played
Your New Alternative
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
97X
Last Song Played
Your New Alternative

Breaking News

Posted: February 17, 2018

Kentucky second-grader with Down syndrome qualifies for regional spelling bee

A Kentucky second-grader advanced to regional competition.
Alex Wong/Getty Images
A Kentucky second-grader advanced to regional competition.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

A Kentucky girl with Down syndrome qualified for a regional spelling bee, WLKY reported.

>> Read more trending news

Sosie Smith, a second-grader at Christian Academy of Louisville's Providence School, qualified after winning the bee in her class, with “joyous” the word that gave her the championship. She will compete in a regional event next week, WLKY reported.

Sosie’s mother, Tara Smith, told WLKY that her daughter has always loved words and reading.

"My job as a mom is to find those little gifts and accentuate them and try to bring them out as best as I can," she said.

Smith told WLKY that she hopes Sosie's story will encourage other special-needs children.

"She keeps hitting these milestones and exceeding my expectations," Smith said. "I just hope to open their eyes a little bit and enlighten them that the capabilities are there."


There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

 
 

97X Poll of The Week

 

 

Instagram

 

TWITTER