Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York has won the Scripps National Spelling bee.
PHOENIX - Think you've got what it takes to compete in a national spelling bee?
Test your spelling chops with this interactive quiz, which will judge if you are tough enough to compete with this year's contestants in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee , set to begin on May 28.
The quiz challenges you with twelve words to spell and an additional vocabulary section.
Vocabulary was added to the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the first time this year, making the bee a bit more difficult for its 281 participants.
Just listen to the audio recording of each word, and then try and spell it. The test will also ask you to define a set of words using multiple choice answers.
Just 12 of the 281 contestants will compete in the Spelling Bee finals, to be aired on ESPN, Thursday May 30.
A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Eleven spellers go into Thursday night's dramatic 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee finals on live TV, including a two-time third-place finisher and other multiyear contestants.
Ashwin Veeramani, a seventh grader at Incarante Word Academy in Parma Heights, was elimated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.
A Parma Heights student is among 42 spellers that advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday.
Spellers began to be eliminated Wednesday in onstage rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Track all of the spellers, including those from northeast Ohio, and continue checking for updates on the results.
This year 281 spellers will compete from the 50 U.S. states and surrounding territories in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Sometimes you have to laugh during the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Seventh grader at Incarnate Word Academy in Parma Heights Ashwin Veermani has some big shoes to fill at the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.