Seventh-grader repeats victory at All-City Spelling Bee

Dennis Punzel:

Aisha Khan was finally stumped.
She hemmed and hawed for a moment as she searched her memory for the answer.
Try as she might, the seventh-grader at Spring Harbor Middle School couldn’t recall the last word she misspelled in the Madison All-City Spelling Bee.
“I don’t really remember,” Aisha said.
That’s understandable, considering she was just a fifth-grader the last time she stumbled over a word in the city contest.