13 Spellers Represent D.C. Area in Scripps National Spelling Bee

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    There are 13 spellers representing the D.C. region in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. And in the spirit of competition, News4's Aaron Gilchrist tried his luck on the word from a past spelling bee. See how he fared. (Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014)

    How do you spell pressure?

    Ask the nearly 300 students taking the stage Wednesday morning for the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Two hundred and eighty one spellers kicked off the first round of the compeitition Tuesday with computerized vocabulary tests.

    Those scores determined who will take the stage Wednesday in the preliminaries at the Gaylord Hotel at the National Harbor.

    There are 13 spellers representing the D.C. region.




    ESPN will broadcast the finals live Thursday night at 8 p.m.