Spelling champion featured in lead role
Allison Strange, a fifth-grader at Cypress Christian School, has emerged as a talented actress and spelling bee champ. She is currently cast as the lead role of Wilbur in "Charlotte's Web," a production to be held at the Houston Family Arts Center, and has won medals for her competitive spelling prowess. She participated in the Dallas Spelling Bee on March 10.
School: Cypress Christian School
Name: Allison Strange
Accomplishments: Spelling bee school champion each year from first through fifth grade, spelling bee fourth-grade district runner-up in 2011, spelling bee fifth-grade district champion in 2012, all-district spelling bee champion (fifth to eighth grade) in 2012, speech meet school champion 2009-2012, speech meet district silver medalist 2009, speech meet district gold medalist 2010, straight As in grades K-5, Math Olympics area qualifier 2010 and 2012, currently cast as Wilbur in "Charlotte's Web" at Houston Family Arts Center, has held various other acting roles
Favorite class: "Bible class because it brings me closer to God."
Favorite things to do after class: "I love drama, sports, reading and playing with my friends."
Favorite website: "I prefer to read books on my Kindle: mysteries, fantasy and time travel."
Favorite TV show: "'America's Got Talent' because it is interesting to see the different ways that God has gifted everyone."
Favorite movie: "'Pete's Dragon' because I love acting out the musical numbers with my mom and sister."
Ambition: "To become a veterinarian because I love animals and want to help them and their owners. I'd like to attend Texas A&M University."
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