5 Questions with Connor Scotton, St. Martin's Lutheran School Student

Patch profiles the students who won the spelling bee for their school as they get ready to compete in the county competition on Feb. 23.

Name: Connor Scotton
Grade: 8
School: St. Martin’s Lutheran School in Annapolis

Anne Arundel Patch: What was the winning word you spelled correctly during your school’s spelling bee?
Connor Scotton: Curiosity

Anne Arundel Patch: What do you like about your school?
Connor: They have very good, interesting teachers and a challenging, but fun, curriculum. Earlier this month, our whole middle school went on a field trip for math to watch the Washington Capitals practice and meet a player. Our math teacher, Ms. Kolarik, won this opportunity by submitting a lesson plan that incorporated Caps spirit. We used the hockey players’ shots to learn about angles in geometry. It was pretty cool.

Anne Arundel Patch: Do you participate in extracurricular activities or sports? Connor:  Yes, I play soccer for both the Maryland ODP 1999 Boys team and the Freestate U13 boys travel team. I also play on my school’s soccer and basketball teams.

Anne Arundel Patch: What do you want to do when you grow up?
Connor: I want to be a professional soccer or basketball player, and after retiring from playing, I want to still be involved in sports as a coach, agent, or broadcaster.

Anne Arundel Patch: What do you like to do for fun?
Connor: Play soccer and basketball, hang out with my friends, and travel to new places with my family.

Connor is one of 32 students set to compete in the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23. Patch congratulates all of the students on making it to the county competition!

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