Regional spelling buzzing into Derby City next year

Can you use it in a sentence, please?

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The Main Library will host the Louisville Regional Spelling Bee in 2024.

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Next year, the Main Library will host a regional spelling competition ahead of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

Elementary and middle school students from 28 counties in North-Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana will come together on Saturday, March 9, and spell their hearts out for a place in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Got a little spelling bee in the hive? Your child’s school can join the competition.

Fun fact: The first-ever Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Frank Neuhauser, was a Louisvillian. In 1925, when he was 11 years old, he correctly spelled “gladiolus” to take the inaugural honor.

In fact, the first two winners of the national bee were from the Louisville region, and, in total, four of the first 14 national winners came through Derby City.