Areen Syed '24 won Norfolk Academy's 2020 Spelling Bee on Tuesday.
Her final word, which she needed to take the title: Symptomatic.
Areen edged out 10 other students: Luke Buchanan '26; Chloe Levy '26; Nethan Liyanage '26; Sydney Petersen '26; Emily Salib '26; Cooper Stuart '26; Ellie Burnette '25; Ann Gray Golpira '24; Zoe Jones; and Khushi Raval '24.
Together, the group answered 111 words correctly.
With the win, Areen gets to compete in a WHRO bee in February.