There were 13 other contestants 4th - 8th grade in this Spelling Bee put on by a local homeschool group. Elisabeth was very nervous about being in front of a crowd. Overcoming her anxiousness, she made it through five rounds before misspelling the word "pennant." Her consolation was the relief of being done with the experience and a newfound confidence for her next competitive exercise.
It was a great opportunity and one in which we will look for again in the future.