MISSOULA – The Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway in National Harbor, Maryland and four Montanans have so far made it through the first two rounds.
A total of 565 participants are competing for the largest cash prize in bee history, $50,000 for the champion.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program.
We spoke to Missoula qualifier Reagan Remmer, an eighth grade student from Target Range School.
This will be her second trip to the national bee and says she’s excited to be part of it again.
“I think it’s a great experience. Bee week was one of the best weeks of my life. I’m really glad I get to relive it,” Remmers said.
Four Montana students are competing in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.
They are Remmers, Kyra Hutchison of Kalispell, Clara Harmon of Helena and Annie Condon of Billings.
Round three is underway and can be watched on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.
The Finals will run from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Thursday and can be viewed on ESPNS2. The prime time finals continue from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on ESPN