National spelling bee

Posted at 7:24 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 19:24:39-04

Nearly a dozen students from across Michigan are gearing up for a very important spelling test.

Eleven students from Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Saginaw, St. Joseph, Traverse City, Ludington and the Detroit area are taking part in the "National Spelling Bee" in Washington D.C. this week.

Two hundred eighty five spellers in all are competing for the champion title.

We'll be sure to let you know if any Michiganders make it to the finals.