NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (KGO) -- Sixteen students from the Bay Area are still in the race for the title of National Spelling Bee champion.
RELATED: San Ramon eighth-grader wins the National Geo-Bee Championship
The preliminaries of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway -- Tuesday was round two.
Sixteen of the 18 Bay Area contestants spelled correctly and move on to the next round. There were 500 students competing in the preliminary round.
Last year's winner was a 12-year-old girl from Fresno.
Click here for more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
16 Bay Area students competing for title of National Spelling Bee champion
More TOP STORIES News