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About us

who we are

We are a student-led, student-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving English language literacy in Kentucky.

what we do

We provide free etymology workshops, host online reading campaigns and conduct service projects to benefit our community. 

our team


Tara Singh

Founder and Executive Director

Tara is excited to share her passion for words and etymology with her community and inspire others to further their knowledge of the English language.

Tara is a five-time competitor at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, most recently placing in the top ten in 2018. She is currently pursuing a degree in Linguistics from Duke University.

Three words she would use to describe herself are linguaphile (a lover of words), chocaholic (addicted to dark chocolate), and bibliophile (a lover of books). 

our advisors

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dr. andrew byrd

Associate Professor of Linguistics
University of Kentucky

ms. nuntiya smith

Young Scholars Ambassador Program Manager
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
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Ms. lauren hitron

Director of the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute
Sacred Heart Academy
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