LOCAL KIDS PREPARING FOR SATURDAY'S BEE.Byline: Daily News
WOODLAND HILLS - About 60 children from 60 Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, Schools are expected to compete Saturday in the 18th annual Regional Spelling Bee spelling bee
A contest in which competitors are eliminated as they fail to spell a given word correctly. Also called spelldown.
Noun 1. .
The contest, sponsored locally by the Daily News, begins at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of Taft High School, 5461 Winnetka Ave. The event is open to the public.
``It's great to see these young kids compete and doing something educational for themselves,'' said Lisa Williams Lisa Williams (born in Birmingham, England) is a self-described medium and clairvoyant starring in a show on Lifetime called Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead. The show follows Williams on a typical day, as she allegedly communicates with the dead, investigates haunted , community relations manager for the Daily News. ``It brings back memories to some people; they remember being in a spelling bee themselves.''
The children, from fourth through eighth grades, have already won spelling bees at their local schools, Williams said. The winner of Saturday's spelling bee and one parent will receive an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee May 30-June 4 in Washington, D.C.
Schools participating include those from the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. , Santa Clarita, Burbank, Glendale and some parts of the Conejo Valley and Los Angeles. All fourth- and eighth-grade students are eligible to compete, including private and home-school home·school or home-school
v. home·schooled, home·school·ing, home·schools
To instruct (a pupil, for example) in an educational program outside of established schools, especially in the home. students.
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