TUCSON, Ariz. - Several students from Southern Arizona will compete in the Arizona State Spelling Bee next week.
The competition, which includes students from age 8 to 14, will start at 1 p.m. at the Arizona PBS studio in the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University.
The winner will move on to the 91st Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26-30 in National Harbor, Maryland. The competition is operated by KGUN9's owner, the E.W. Scripps Company.
Maricopa County 4: Annabelle Tran - 8th grade, age 14, Frontier Elementary School (Peoria).
Maricopa County 5: Chema Estreller - 5th grade, age 11, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (Goodyear).
Maricopa County 5: Srihaas Ghanta - 5th grade, age 10, Archway Trivium East (Goodyear).
Maricopa County 6: Zakk Bolton - 6th grade, age 11, Chandler Traditional Academy Humphry Campus (Chandler).
Maricopa County 6: Sifarth Rahaman - 4th grade, age 9, Harris Elementary School (Gilbert).
Mohave County: Johnathan Timpson - 8th grade, age 13, Masada Charter School (Centennial Park).
Navajo County: Parker Stubblefield - 8th grade, age 14, Winslow Junior High School (Winslow).
Pima County: Trevlyn R Brimhall - 6th grade, age 12, Rincon Vista Middle School (Tucson).
Pima County: Sai Konkimalla - 8th grade, age 13, BASIS Oro Valley (Oro Valley).
Pinal County: Colby Christopherson - 8th grade, age 14, Eduprize Queen Creek (Queen Creek).
Santa Cruz County: Daniel Woodburn, 5th grade, age 10, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School (Nogales).
Yavapai County: Alyah Alpert - 3rd grade, age 8, Alpert Homeschool (Prescott).
Yuma County: Gabriella Von Fumetti - 7th grade, age 13, Ron Watson Middle School (Yuma).