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Five SC students gearing up for National Spelling Bee glory

(Source: Scripps National Spelling Bee) (Source: Scripps National Spelling Bee)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

It's that time of year again. Suddenly, you're taking a little closer look at the way you spell millennium or maybe even Chihuahua.

Why? Well, there are kids and pre-teens that spell better than you on television. That's right! The E.W. Scripps National Spelling Bee has begun and five South Carolinians are heading to the competition of a lifetime. 

RELATED: See photos from 2016's National Spelling Bee.

  • Langley Vernon -- Anderson, SC
  • Alia Abou Dakka -- Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Adom Appiah -- Spartanburg, SC
  • Abby Richburg -- Manning, SC
  • Brent Earl Ebarle -- Charleston, SC

In the history of the event, no South Carolinian has ever been the last speller standing. We wish all five of these bright young folks well!

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

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