Parkwood Hill Intermediate 6th grader Ansun Sujoe won the North Texas Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 20.
Ansun correctly spelled "eschewal" – which means shunning or avoidance – to win the championship.
Second place went to Ben Benjadol of Wilshire Elementary in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.
Ansun now moves on to the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 28-39.
At the Area Bee on February 6, Ansun competed against students from Keller ISD and Northwest ISD, battling through 20 rounds - with the last seven against Hillwood Middle School student Adel Hassan - to claim the Area Championship.
Ansun was also crowned the Area winner as a Lone Star Elementary 4th grader in 2011!