Participants wait for their turn at the WCPO Spelling Bee at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday.
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Contestants wait for the beginning of the WCPO Spelling Bee 2013 on Saturday.
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The crowd at the WCPO Spelling Bee at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday morning.
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Students to compete in WCPO Spelling Bee
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Students from across the Tri-State will compete in WCPO Spelling Bee

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CINCINNATI - Approximately 130 students from across the Tri-State are competing for two spots in the WCPO Spelling Bee in order to advance to the nationwide competition on Saturday.
         
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longest running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company headquartered in Cincinnati.

The first competition began with Ohio students at 9 a.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The second competition including students from Kentucky and Indiana will take place at 1 p.m.

The winners advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. beginning May 28.
 

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