Nilla Rajan, flanked by parents Nithya and Karthika Rajan, is one of 42 finalists in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)

Scripps Spelling Bee Contestants Gear up for Final Round

In anticipation of yet another day of reciting words and patterns visualized in their heads or scribbled in their hands with their fingers, many of the 42 Scripps National Spelling Bee finalists wasted little time departing the ballroom stage Wednesday at the end of Round 3 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in preparation of Thursday’s grand finale. [read more…]