A Haymarket, Virginia 9-year-old named Siya Sampath is getting redy to participate in the 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee this week along with 230 other students.
InsideNova reports "Sampath is a fourth-grader at J.W. Alvey Elementary School. She will be one of only four 9-year-olds competing in the national bee and one of only five fourth-graders (there is also a third-grader competing).
The nationally televised event, May 28-June 2 at National Harbor in Maryland, will include spellers from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense schools in Europe. Spellers representing the Bahamas, Canada and Ghana will also be competing."
Want to watch the competition? It's being televised and all the info is right here .
Here's what the winner looked like last time.