One local student will battle it out against 500 spelling experts in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Bergen native Noah Clark will travel to National Harbor, Maryland and take on competition from across the world. Clark is homeschooled and is in seventh grade.
Sponsors of regional bees wrapped up their local events in April, with 278 local champions qualifying for the national finals.
“Bee Week is a special experience that challenges the mind and warms the heart,” said Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. “To welcome more spellers than ever to compete exemplifies the evolution of our program and the vast interest from families across the country. With RSVBee, we are leveling the playing field for national finals qualification and providing more opportunities for students to experience all the thrills, friendships and memories that come from the event.”
The Scripps National Spelling be will take place from May 29-31.