Idaho Regional Spelling Bee winner set to take on D.C.

Posted at 11:06 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2019-05-06 18:30:06-04

A student from Challenger School is gearing up for the National Scripps Spelling Bee.

Savannah Huber won the Southwest Regional Spelling Bee in March on the word 'deity'.

The middle schooler flies out to Washington D.C. With her parents this week.

"I'm feeling kind of anxious, but I'm also feeling excited because it is the first time I've been to D.C. and I think it is actually quite amazing that I get to compete in a national contest with over 300 other students. So I think this is a great opportunity," said Savannah.

Three days of competition will conclude with the finals on Thursday, May 31, aired live on ESPN. Competitors will contend for the $40,000 cash prize, Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy, a trip to Hollywood to appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show and more. The runner-up receives a $30,000 cash prize.