9-year-old spells "s-e-r-g-e-a-n-t" at spelling bee and her Army Sgt dad appears to start 15-day leave from his duties in Iraq, where he has been since after Christmas 2010
When Skylar Johnson was asked to be in a spelling bee at her school, she wondered why since they had never had one before.
She had no idea it was part of a plot.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Therron Johnson surprised Skylar, 9, on Friday during a mock fourth-grade spelling bee at Boca Raton Elementary School. When she correctly spelled s-e-r-g-e-a-n-t, her father stepped from behind the curtain.
Sergeant surprises daughter during spelling bee - chicagotribune.com