The top spellers in third through eighth grades will be competing Saturday.
The 2013 edition of the Douglas County Spelling Bee is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Southwest Middle School, 2511 Inverness Drive. Registration will be open from 9:20 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., and the oral competition begins at 10 a.m.
The first- and second-place winners will advance to the Capital-Journal annual regional bee March 2 in Topeka. Last year, the Douglas County Spelling Bee winner won the regional competition and competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
The Lawrence Journal-World has sponsored the Douglas County bee since 2009.