Spellers Compete to Become 87th National Spelling Bee Champion

In just a few hours, one spelling champion will take home the latest title at the 87th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Of the 281 spellers who began the competition this week, 46 competitors took the stage Thursday afternoon for the semifinals. Only 12 will move onto the finals Thursday night. 

Competitors will have to spell two words correctly and hope their computerized spelling and vocabulary test score is high enough to make the cut. 

How would you stack up in the competition? Take the test here.  

Watch the National Spelling Bee Finals tonight on ESPN at 8:00 p.m.