Kids to compete in LI spelling bee Sunday

Naman Shakrani, 10 and a student at W.

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Naman Shakrani, 10 and a student at W. Tresper Clarke Middle School in Westbury, competes in round two of the preliminaries of the 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland. (June 1, 2011) (Credit: MCT)

The Long Island Regional Spelling Bee has a new home at Hofstra University where students from 105 schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties will compete Sunday for a shot at the national competition.

"It is going to be great," said Melissa Connolly, vice president for university relations. "We have been trying to create more programs to reach out to the middle schools and high schools."

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