In my sixth grade year, 2017-2018, I got in the district spelling bee and I was estatic! I studied for a few hours a week, not really taking it seriously. I ended up getting first place! That was one of the proudest moments of my life. After that, I was in the county spelling bee. I studied way more for this one. I almost won, misspelling ‘prohibition.’ I honestly thought I spelled it right and was super excited, wondering what happened next, and then the lady rang the bell and I felt like a balloon being deflated.