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Whiz Kid: Nate Werdmuller, 10
School: Soquel Elementary School
Accomplishment: Nate won the school spelling bee and qualified for the county science fair.
Key to Awesomeness: “I don’t think that I’m different than any other kids. I like to do my best and I really like school. The funny thing is, I didn’t really study for the spelling bee. But, I love books and read for about an hour every night. Science is always fun. My science fair project was about basketball. I love hoops and I want to play for Soquel High. I really hope that I can get into Cal Berkeley to play baseball or basketball and study to be a sports medic. If I could give any other kid in elementary school advice, it would be to work hard and have fun doing it.”