Contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee take the preliminary test, which includes a vocabulary section this year, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. The 86th Scripps National Spelling ... more 
Contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee take the preliminary test, which includes a vocabulary section this year, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, with 281 youngsters taking the first vocabulary test in the history of the competition. Spellers arrived Tuesday morning to take a 45-minute computer test that probes their knowledge of both spelling and vocabulary. The results will be combined with Wednesday's on-stage round to determine which spellers will advance to the semifinals Thursday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Cliff Owen
Tue, May 28, 2013 11:29 AM EDT