It’s a big day for Delaware’s only contestant in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Josie Carlozzi, a 13-year-old at St. Catherine of Siena School in Greenville, is preparing to compete Wednesday in the oral rounds. The event, which is being held this year in Maryland at a convention center just outside of Washington, D.C., began on Tuesday with a written test of 25 words. The scores from the written test will be combined with Wednesday’s oral rounds to determine the semifinalists.
There are 275 spellers from across the United States and around the world, but no more than 50 spellers will qualify for the semifinals. The finals will be held Thursday night, and are once again airing on network television in prime time.