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QUIZ: Test your vocab as regional competition kicks off for Scripps National Spelling Bee

Regional Scripps Spelling Bee to take place on March 24
The competition will include new rules in the finals, including spellers needing to know a word’s meaning and a potential “spell-off” to ensure there are no ties and only one champion.
Posted at 2:32 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 14:32:47-04
(WXYZ) — 

Get your thinking caps on, because we are fast approaching the local competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

So far, more than 50 students from metro Detroit will be competing in the spelling competition on March 24.

The students who will be competing in the virtual regional bee will be quizzed from a list containing 4,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee words.

Are you looking for a challenge?
Check out the quiz below and see if you can guess the definitions of some level three and four spelling bee words:

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND - MAY 28: Erin Howard of Birmingham, Alabama, correctly spells the word "oyez" during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center May 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country and around the world compete in the spelling competition, which started in 1925. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Those that compete and win could qualify to compete in the national finals. Additionally, they could win The Samuel Louis Sugarman Award, The Britannica Online Premium and The Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online award.

The semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place in early June.