Columbia Academy seventh-grader Mitsuki Ota holds his trophy after winning. Ota's winning word was "sebaceous," which Merriam-Webster defines as "producing an oily substance in the body." (Staff photo by Jen Rynda /March 8, 2013)
Megan Rabe, an eighth-grade student at Clarksville Middle School is among 11 students from across the Maryland who will compete in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27 - 29, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, according to Howard County Library System officials.
Rabe advanced to the national competition back in March when she won the HCLS competition -- she won after correctly spelling "quadrifid."
Rabe captured the title over 62 other contestants and, next week, will be among more than 250 spellers nationwide, HCLS said.
The competition is slated to be aired on ESPN networks.
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