WASHINGTON - MAY 27: Rachel Dawn Bayless of Burkburnett, Texas, spells a word as she competes with other spellers during the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. Participants competed in the annual event to become the best speller of the year. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
"Can you use it in a sentence?"
Starting today and tomorrow, the students ranging from fifth to eighth grade will put their spelling skills to the test at Hunter College High School.
Prior to the competition, hundreds of private and public schools narrowed down spellers in classroom spelling bees throughout the city.
Besides bragging rights, the two winners will get a trophy, a laptop from sponsor P.C. Richard & Son, tickets to the upcoming 101 Dalmatians on Broadway, and passes to Medieval Times in New Jersey.
Every student win or lose will receive a $25 gift card for participating.