Maine’s top spellers will compete Saturday for the right to represent the state at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

 The spelling bee takes place at 2 p.m. at Hannaford Hall, on the first floor of the Abromson Community Education Center, at the University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St. in Portland.

Admission and garage parking are free.


Note: There are no competitors representing Penobscot and Waldo County.

Correction: This post was updated on March 18 to correct the spelling of Jeannine Uzzi’s first name in a photo caption.