For over 90 years students have been competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee with more than 10 million students competing nationally this year. This year marks the eleventh year WHRO has partnered with The Virginian-Pilot to hold the 2018 Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 17, as more than 60 of the area’s finest middle school spellers compete for this year’s title.

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Read the official rules of the 2018 spelling bee.