Texting champ K8 puts her success down to the thumbs

By Calvin Palmer

It is all “in the thumbs” according to the newly crowned LG U.S. National Texting Championship winner Kate Moore.

The 15-year-old from Des Moines, Iowa, today beat 20 other finalists today to claim a $50,000 prize for her fast and accurate texting.

In the two-day contest held in New York City, Moore defeated all the other contestants in a series of challenges that included texting blindfolded and texting while negotiating a moving obstacle course.

The final showdown was a classic North versus South confrontation and Moore triumphed over 14-year-old Morgan Dynda from Savannah, Georgia.

Both girls had to text three lengthy phrases without making any mistakes on abbreviations, capitalization or punctuation.

Every contestant got one question wrong. None of them knew that PAW stands for “Parents are watching” in text-speak.

[Based on a report by the Associated Press.]

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