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.