An Ames boy is in Washington D.C. showing off his spelling skills.
Zander Reed is making his second appearance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The 11-year-old competed last year but didn’t make it to the semi-finals.
The first phase of preliminaries began today with a computerized test. Prelims will wrap up tomorrow with the first two rounds of the spelling competition.
People can watch it on ESPN 3 Wednesday at 8 a.m.
The new champ will decided on Thursday.