Texting Whiz Kids

It seems were constantly on our kids for texting so much. It's like their fingers are attached to their phones.

 

It seems were constantly on our kids for texting so much. It's like their fingers are attached to their phones.

Well, before you reprimand your child for texting too much, you might want to encourage them.

Fifteen-year-old Kate Moore from Des Moines, Iowa beat out twenty other finalists from around the country to become the new LG U.S. National Texting Championship winner. She takes home $50,000 for her speedy and accurate texting.

 

Over two days, Moore outperformed other contestants at challenges such as texting blindfolded and texting while maneuvering through a moving obstacle course.

In the final showdown, she beat 14-year-old Savannah, Georgia resident Morgan Dynda. Both girls had to text three lengthy phrases

without making any mistakes on abbreviations, capitalization or punctuation.

 

So, while we all want to make sure teens are staying safe while texting(and of course not running up the phone bill), it could just turn out to be a hidden talent that could make some money.

Of course, if you're like me, texting isn't something you're ever likely to be recognized for...unless it's for being the slowest!

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  • by Ron Location: NC on Jun 23, 2009 at 06:06 AM
    All that money is nice...but it will do little for the future of this person. When it comes to texting...maybe we all should be more concerned about our kids texting while driving. The laws we have don't seem to deter it. Maybe the law should be so that kids are not allowed to carry cell phones to school...at least some of the kids could put more effort in learning the IMPORTANT things in life, like good grades...now that WILL make a difference in their future.
  • by WOW on Jun 21, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    It's too bad that these kids aren't as passionate about SCHOOL as they are texting!
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