It’s time for students on the Lower Eastern Shore to gear up for the National Spelling Bee.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is partnering with Somerset and Wicomico county public schools to help them to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
UMES President Juliette Bell said she welcomes the chance to help the local schools in their efforts to win the top honor.
The spelling bee is open to students in Grades 4 through 8.
They can attend public or private schools as well as being home schooled.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that public schools who sign up will hold a local spelling bee to find the top two spellers.
They will then move on to the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee.