A teenage girl from Pennsylvania won $25,000 and the title of National Texting Champion on Sunday in New York City.
Hundreds of contestants battled to see who had the fastest thumbs in the LG National Texting championship. As a message flashed on overhead monitors, competitors used their cellphones to see who could text the message to the judges first. The message had to have perfect spelling and punctuation.
13-year-old Morgan Pozgar beat a 21-year-old law student from Los Angeles in the final round by correctly typing the phrase “Supercalifragilisticexpialidoucious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you’ll always sound precocious” in just 42 seconds.
Pozgar said she trained by sending over 8,000 messages a month to her friends.
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