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Darian Douglas Advances To Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals

Jamaica’s Spelling Bee champion Darian Douglas has advanced to Thursday’s final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., United States.

Speller, from St. Catherine, is among 50 spellers to have advanced from a field of 565 competitors from around the world after preliminary tests and on stage spelling. He’s listed as competitor No. 169.

The final rounds of the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee  will begin at 10 a.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. The final round will be televised at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.

The winner will receive $50,000 and a trophy, plus a $2,500 prize and reference library from Merriam-Webster, $400 in reference works from Encyclopædia Britannica, and trips to New York City to appear on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and to Hollywood for a guest spot on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”