Congratulations to Sumaita Mulk, a student at ASU’s Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy, who tied for tenth place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Mulk made it all the way to the sixth round of the competition; her tenth-place finish was all the more impressive considering she was up against nearly 300 competitors from all over the United States and other U.S. territories.
In a recent ASU News story, Mulk said she owes the bulk of her success to countless hours of work.
“I think I’ve always been a relatively good speller, but most of my spelling ‘talent’ comes from studying for at least an hour every day. I do have some natural speller’s intuition, but it’s been honed quite a bit from studying,” she said.
Click here to read the ASU News story that details Mulk’s win at the Arizona spelling bee and her preparations for the national competition.
The Herberger Academy, located on ASU’s West campus, is Arizona’s first university-based school specifically designed to meet the unique educational, social and emotional needs of gifted young adolescents. The school is an initiative of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.