This year's Benton County spelling bee marked the fourth straight win for one sixth-grader, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Pavani Chittemsetty, 11, correctly spelled "truss" to win the bee in 23 rounds, contest coordinator Kristy Brown told the newspaper.
The winning word means to prepare for cooking by binding the wings or legs of a chicken or other bird to close its body.
The Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy student will compete in the state spelling bee in Conway on Mar. 10, the Democrat-Gazette reported.
Chittemsetty won the state event in 2016 as a fourth-grader and represented Arkansas at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where she was eliminated after three rounds, according to the newspaper.