Centerville teen advances to the 3rd round at national spelling bee

The release of the trend map comes a day before the preliminary rounds of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, where spelling champs from across the nation will compete for up to a $40,000 cash prize, trips to NY and Los Angeles and an engraved trophy. Next year he will begin learning Spanish in school. He has taken Indian Carnatic music lessons and is now taking piano lessons.

Ben is a well rounded kid who plays viola and baseball, in addition to studying for spelling bees.

Her scores from the oral competition will be added to scores from a spelling and vocabulary test she took Tuesday to determine whether she will advance to Thursday's finals. "My wife has been the one who has worked with her the most".

When the proverbial curtain raises on the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, two Arizona girls will be among the students vying to win it all.

Still, most of us just struggle with the basics. She loves trying new foods. She's a little bit nervous - but not a lot. When the 13-year-old started elementary school, he had to learn how to talk and interact with his classmates. Isacson says she also studies word origins. She likes to read and is on her school's student council. Eleven represent the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea.

Wednesday's preliminary rounds will whittle at the contestants until only about 50 are left. A good portion, including the final rounds, are aired on national television.

The local competitor at the National Scripps National Spelling Bee, Sidney Area LEAH homeschooler Melodie Loya, said on Tuesday she was feeling well-prepared as she awaits the next round of the competition. The winning spellers get seriously rewarded for their knowledge - in cash prizes.

Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, metropolitan D.C.

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