No, it's about the Spelling Bees . [Update: Edited to remove a word that could have been construed as all sorts of obnoxious when placed in a sentence referencing the German language. Sorry, it didn't even occur to me.]
I do feel a little bad for the girl who won second-place. Weltschmerz is not a word one wants connected to, you know, a weltschmerz-inducing moment.