Early this morning, I left Louisville to begin my journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The main event today was a speller orientation at which we learned about the schedule of events and activities planned for the week. This was also my first opportunity to meet the other spellers and it was so exciting! I saw some familiar faces and met lots of new people. Being here among these amazing spellers reminded me of why I have studied so hard to qualify for the Bee again.
The most important thing that happened during orientation was that all of the spellers received their Bee Keepers! One of the great traditions of bee week is the Bee Keeper which is a picture book with fun facts about each speller. Collecting autographs of spellers in my book is my most favorite thing to do during the week!