It's Bee time! Official site: http://www.spellingbee.com/
Roster: http://public.spellingbee.com/public...speller_rosterThis year we welcome 281 spellers from the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe; as well as the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea.
The Preliminary rounds took place earlier today.
Semifinals: Thursday, May 30, 2pm – 5pm EDT. Live on ESPN2.
Championship Finals: Thursday, May 30, 8pm – 10pm EDT. Live on ESPN.
41 spellers have qualified for the semifinals on Thursday: http://www.spellingbee.com/bee-blog/...ifinalists-are
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