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Kenosha 7th Grader Competing In National Spelling Bee

The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee kicks off outside of Washington DC on Wednesday. There are 285 students competing this year including 3 from Wisconsin. 

Hanna Grouse is a 7th grader from K-Tech School in Kenosha.

CBS 58 sat down with Hanna before she made the trek. She qualified by placing second in the Badger State Spelling Bee in March.

When she was in 5th grade she came in fourth place and was one spot away from making it to nationals.

Grouse says she believes her love for words comes from her love of books.

CBS 58 asked her how she prepares and tries to remember so many words.

“I study the root and rules of each languages and their meanings, Grouse said.

"There are rules for each languages."

There are 14 different types of languages and origin’s given to the students.

The Spelling Bee airs on ESPN Wednesday and Thursday.

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