GRANGER – Two local sisters will represent our area in two national competitions in Washington D.C. next month. Their specialties? Spelling and geography, and they have a winning history in both.
This isn’t the first time they have competed on a national level. Margaret Peterson, 12, went to the national spelling bee when she was in fourth-grade. Caroline Peterson, 14, to the state geography bee when she was in sixth-grade.
Their parents couldn't be more proud.
"As homeschoolers, my husband and I both wanted them to have some of the opportunities that children in traditional schools do, including speaking in front of groups and being comfortable in different kinds of settings other than just our house," said their mother, Kate.
And the girls have flourished. Both are headed to the nationals – Margaret in spelling and Caroline in geography.
Both are very good at playing the violin. And both are avid readers.