In this relatively modest list, I believe I first set up my interest in doing extracurricular activities along with my school work. I took part in math competitions offered in my district, and I appeared to do decently okay in them. I consider my first major success however, to be in the spelling bee. In the 4th grade, I first started doing the spelling bee. I quickly became somewhat competent in the competition, and I managed to go to the State spelling bee in my first year. This resulted in my first televised appearance ever, whilst in the 4th grade. Later, I went on to state spelling bee again in the 6th grade.