How do you spell spelling champion? For two years in a row on the Vineyard, the answer has been S-P-E-N-C-E-R.

Edgartown School seventh grader Spencer Pogue repeated as the Vineyard’s spelling bee champion at the Martha’s Vineyard All-Island Spelling Bee on Friday, correctly spelling the word “guitar” to take home the victory. He will represent Martha’s Vineyard in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Six students, one from each elementary school, took to the stage of the high school performing arts center Friday morning for the spell-off. The group was a mix of grades: in addition to Spencer, seventh grader Owen Favreau (charter school), sixth grader Noah Glasgow (West Tisbury), fifth graders Adam Miller (Chilmark) and Lily Sebastian (Tisbury), and fourth grader Nora Riemer (Oak Bluffs) competed. The finalists won spelling bees at their individual schools to move on to the Island-wide competition.

By the final two rounds, only Nora and Spencer were left standing. Spencer earned a spot in the final round after correctly spelling “nostril.”

Last year, Spencer correctly spelled the word “polymer” to win the bee. He was the only competitor to earn a repeat appearance in the Island-wide bee. Earlier this year, Spencer also won the Edgartown School’s geography bee.

The Island-wide spelling bee is sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Times and coordinated by Oak Bluffs School teacher Jean Holenko.