School Standouts: Dina Miranda

Name: Dina Miranda

Age: 14

School: Stanford Middle School, 8th Grade

Stats: Two-time Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant. In 2018 she finished 19th and is currently still competing in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Six-time Los Angeles Regional Spelling Bee Contestant.

Favorite Band/Artist: Queen, Lady Gaga

Favorite Song: "All Star" by Smash Mouth

Favorite Food: Good food

Favorite Local Hangout: Snow Monster (Belmont Shore)

Favorite Movie: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Favorite Teachers: Ms. King, Ms. Karlowitsch, Ms. Thai, Ms. Brinker

Favorite City: When not in Long Beach, Maui

When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A graphic designer

Favorite Subject In School: History

Last Book I Read Was: Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged

Favorite Superhero: Dr. Strange

Life Quote: "You never lose, you only learn," Nelson Mandela

I Most Admire: My mom

My Biggest Inspiration: My mom

If I Could Go Anywhere In The World, It Would Be: Japan

My Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

My Favorite Sports Player: Naomi Osaka, Clayton Kershaw

Favorite Word: Syzygy

If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone It Would Be: Malala

Favorite TV Shows: Jeopardy, The Office, Shark Tank, Chopped, Dining With the Chef