For the second time this season, students at Penn High School racked up a perfect score in Thursday night’s Hoosier Spell Bowl competition.
The team spelled 269 words correctly and won the competition with 90 points.
There are only about 44 perfect scores in the history of the state spelling competition, and 31 of them came from Penn High School.
The final scores for the Penn Invitational were:
1. PENN, 90
2. EAST NOBLE, 60
3. NEW PRAIRIE, 48
4. KOUTS, 36
5. MISHAWAKA, 34
6. GARRETT, 25
7. NORTHWOOD, 24
8. PRAIRIE HEIGHTS,14
Perfect spellers for Penn's varsity team were: Leah Hershberger, Nitin Arora, Alec Jacobs, Alex Cao, Austin Heckaman, Chris Yun, Marija Lapkus, Nisha Bhatt, Richard Jung and Jenny Huang.
Perfect spellers for the Penn's junior varsity team were: Presto George, Faihaan Arif, Disha Wagway, Peter Jung, Josh Rajkumar, Yejee Oh, Kamika Arora and Max Kirsch.
Penn next compete at the Kouts Invitational on October 1.