CSRA Students Competing In National Spelling Bee With New Rules

CSRA Students Competing In National Spelling Bee With New Rules (Image 1)
CSRA Students Competing In National Spelling Bee With New Rules (Image 1)

The National Spelling Bee that kicked off Tuesday and it has a new twist.

The 281 contestants won't only need to know how to spell a word, they also must know what the word means. It's the first time in the 86 years of the competition that there will be a vocabulary component.

The new rule was announced less than 2 months ago.

Definitions count for 50% of a speller's overall score.

And, we want to send out a big good luck to two local contestants:

Rachel Cundey, 14, from Lakeside Middle School is making her fifth consecutive appearance at the competition. DeAria Phoenix, 14, is from Allendale-Fairfax Middle School.

ESPN will air early rounds starting Wednesday. The finals are scheduled for Thursday night during prime time.

Good luck to our local spellers!!!

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