I have a question for you? Did you know that the National Spelling Bee is going on right now? Maybe you didn't know about it because, after 27 years, it isn't on ESPN anymore.

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Scripps pulled it from the "Worldwide Leader" and it isn't hosting the event this year or in the foreseeable future. So if you want to watch your favorite spellers, you need to go to ION or Bounce. You can go here to see the reasons why and the TV schedule.

You can meet all of the spellers in the contest here including the participants from New York. Speaking of New York, we have three spellers from the Southern Tier/Central New York area that are participating this year.

They are Nagi Aitbayeva from Syracuse, Daanya Butt from Oneonta, and Cyrus Law from Corning. This is how they are doing so far.

New York Scripps Spelling Bee Contestants

Cyrus Law, Corning

Scripps National Spelling Bee
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Still in the competition
Round 1: Correctly spelled "grissino."
Round 2: Correctly defined "flotsam." (fragments of a shipwreck found floating on the sea)
Round 3: Correctly spelled "haglet."
Round 4: Correctly spelled the word "Aplome."

Nagi Aitbayeva, Syracuse

Scripps National Spelling Bee
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Round 1: Correctly spelled "martinoe."
Out in Round 2: Gave the incorrect definition of "vespertine" (a word describing something that passes below the horizon with the sun)

Daanya Butt

Scripps National Spelling Bee
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Out in Round 1, incorrectly spelled "tryptophan."

Scripps Spelling Bee Semi-Finals

Here are all the contestants that have made it through Round 4. You can watch the semi-finals tonight,(Wednesday, June 1st beginning at 8 p.m. on ION. The finals will be on Thursday night, June 2nd beginning at 8 p.m.

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