When Global Catastrophe Cancels an American Icon

The National Spelling Bee is bigger than a simple academic competition. The kids who get there are bigger than that, too.

Photo taken at Scripps National Spelling Bee by author’s parents in May 2009

Historical costumer, fifty-cent-word purveyor, aspiring humorist, and Oxford comma fan. History, books, & musings of a new mom. Twitter: @sewistwrites

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