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Rebecca Sealfon

Rebecca Sealfon

Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

On Thursday, May 29, 1997, 13-year-old Rebecca Sealfon gained national attention when she won the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Rebecca claimed victory after successfully spelling the word euonym in the 22nd round. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has been homeschooled for the past five years.

Homeschooling Articles by Rebecca Sealfon

University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

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A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

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Teaching Blends

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University Model Schools

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AP Courses At Home

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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