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Maryland Boy, 11, Makes National Spelling Bee Finals

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    Maryland Boy, 11, Makes National Spelling Bee Finals
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    Tanay Nandan of Short Hills, New Jersey, spells his word during round two of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center May 31, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Twenty-five spelling competitors from D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been wittled down to one.

    Saketh Sundar, 11, from Howard County, Maryland, was the only D.C. area resident to make the cut for the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals on Wednesday. Saketh is a student at Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge.

    He will take on 39 other spellers at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill on Thursday. 

    One girl from D.C., 11 children from Maryland and 13 children from Virginia showed their spelling skills Wednesday.

    You can watch the two days of spelling bees on ESPN. Go here for full information on where to watch. The finals start at 8 p.m. Thursday on ESPN. 

    In addition to being great spellers, the kids are great to watch, too. Here are some favorite video clips: