ABC2 News' Paul Jaffey sat down with an 8th grader from Mayfield Woods Middle school in Elkridge who will be on stage at this years Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington, DC.
Jack Nolan spends an average of 30 minutes each day going over words on the consolidated words list.
His Mom, Valerie says Jack has always been a smart kid, who taught himself to read at age 3.
This is Jack's second trip to the Spelling Bee.
In 2009, he entered the competition as a 5th grader and calls it pretty exciting even though he didn't make it past the preliminaries.
So far, Jack has mastered many words most 13-year-old would have to Google.
Besides his love of spelling, Jack loves computers and comic strips, especially one called " Brawl In The Family".
Jack's dream right now is stay as long as possible in the spelling bee competition, his future goal---work for NASA.
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