If youth is wasted on the young, wisdom certainly isn’t wasted on the aged. Watching the participants of the 2011 AARP National Spelling Bee inspired me, and not for reasons you think.
He might have been No. 7 but luck had nothing to do with Tony Johnson capturing the 2011 AARP National Spelling Bee. Johnson, 58, a self-confessed “dictionary browser” knocked out two past champs to take home the $5,000 prize.
64-year-old Michael Petrina Jr. of Virginia won AARP’s national spelling bee over the weekend.