Thursday, May 25, 2017
Princess Anne teen heading to National Spelling Bee
PRINCESS ANNE — Erin Welch, the winner of the 2017 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is heading to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, May 28 to represent Maryland’s four Lower Shore counties in the 2017 Scripps National Bee.
She will be speller #24 and will be among the first on stage Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., May 31 to try and spell a qualifying word.
The preliminaries on Wednesday the 31st are streamed live on ESPN3. The finals starting 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1 are live on ESPN2 and continue 8:30 p.m. live on ESPN. Spellers can be tracked at www.spellingbee.com. There is also facebook.com/scrippsnationalspellingbee and twitter.com/scrippsbee.
On her fourth try at UMES the eighth-grader who attends St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Salisbury defeated 26 other competitors during the regional event held in March. The 13-year-old was twice before a runner-up. Her “championship” word was “solvency” and her closest competitor was a fifth grader from Pemberton Elementary School in Salisbury, Isabel Mena.
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