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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Alicia Gonzalez
Eighth-grader Alicia Gonzalez hadn't missed a day of school since the first grade. So when she won her regional spelling bee earlier this year by correctly spelling "prerogative," she faced a dilemma — compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee or ruin her perfect attendance streak.
"It was sort of surprising," she said. "We're practicing it now, but we would have done things differently."
"If I get a word wrong, it just sticks in my head," she said. "I won't get it wrong again."