Any guesses as to the winning word?
Arthur lookalike John Legend is just ONE letter away from winning an EGOT, which means two things: He’s super talented, and he knows how important it is to get all the letters in order to win.
Legend, who was born John Stephens, grew up in Springfield, Ohio and was homeschooled, along with his siblings, by his mother until he attended high school.
The suit and tie, the steady gaze, the crisp enunciation – John Stephens came the win the Springfield District Spelling Bee Thursday, and win he did.
The only contestant who wore a suit and tie, John, 10, strode to the microphone, looked pronouncer Dwayne Frank in the eye and correctly spelled “prejudice” to take home the title of Springfield spelling champ.
His mother uses curriculum from Springfield Christian Schools to teach John and his siblings, Ronald II, Vaughn, and Missy, in their Lexington Ave. home.