Crookston High School eighth-grader Ainsley Boucher, making her second straight trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., was still in the running as of press time Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, Boucher, the daughter of Jon and Stefanie Boucher, correctly spelled “phyllomorph.” It’s defined as a “detail in art resembling a leaf.”

    Wednesday, Boucher correctly spelled “plasticine,” defined as “a soft modeling material, used especially by children.”