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2018 Midwest Spelling Bee: See it here live Saturday morning

Posted: 5:50 PM, Mar 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-17 19:07:50Z

Saturday morning, more than 70 of the best spellers from Nebraska and western Iowa will compete for a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee  in May in Washington, D.C.

The 89th Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee got under way at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Omaha Public Schools’ Teachers Administration Center auditorium, located at 3230 Burt St.

Oral rounds began at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with seven spellers remaining. Stephanie Lewis, an eighth grader from Omaha, claimed the title. 

WATCH: Catch the livestream right here

All students competing Saturday are fifth- through eighth-graders who have won their respective county and school district spelling bees. In addition to advancing to the national spelling bee competition May 27-June 1, Lewis receives:

RELATED: Omaha World-Herald photo gallery of previous winners

Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier from the University of Nebraska at Omaha was the enunciator at Saturday's competition.