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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!

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