Homeschooled girl wins spelling bee

Kendra Yoshinaga

By Lori Porter

Ten-year-old Kendra Yosh-inaga, a fourth-grade student in Oak Park’s independent study program and a resident of Thousand Oaks, has a permanent smile on her face now that she won the Ventura County Spelling Bee sponsored by the Ventura County Star.
Her easiest word during the competition, she said, was weapon and her most difficult was bibliopegist, which is the title of a person who binds books (and is also a word that come...

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