Scripps National Spelling Bee

Somers Teen to Compete in National Spelling Bee

US First Lady Jill Biden speaks at the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals in Orlando, Florida on July 8, 2021.
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A Somers, Connecticut teen is competing in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Julia Settevendemie, 13, a student at Mabelle B. Avery Middle School in Somers, is one of the 234 competitors for the 2022 competition.

Over the last year and a half, Julia collected items to fill more than 250 bags for homeless shelters, according to the Scripps media guide.

The preliminaries begin Tuesday and the finals air live at 8 p.m. Thursday night.

Get information on how to watch here.

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