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Dean Creedon smiles during an interview after winning the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (March 18, 2012)(Credit: Ed Betz)

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Long Islanders competing at the National Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a competition held annually in the Washington, D.C. area over a two-day period at the end of May or beginning of June. The spelling bee competition began in 1925.