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Katharine Wang, 11, of Beijing, China, center, gathers
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Katharine Wang, 11, of Beijing, China, center, gathers herself before the start of the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee. From left are Eva Kitlen of Niwot, Colo., Wang, and Audrey Bantug, 13, of San Ramon, Calif. (May 30, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Scripps National Spelling Bee 2013

Contestants prepare for the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. This is the first year that the contest requires contestants to take a preliminary computerized vocabulary test.