WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – Three local spellers took the stage on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Joey Constantine, of Lakeview Middle School, is participating. He is 12 years old.

Chris Dominick, of Struthers Middle School, is also competing. He is 14 years old.

Shaylynn Dennis, of Beaver Local Middle School, is also trying to win it all. She is 13 years old.

The students are representing the Valley out of 234 spellers from around the world. Out of those spellers, 17 are from Ohio.

It is being hosted by LeVar Burton. This is the first time the competition has been fully in-person since the pandemic.

On Tuesday, Dennis was eliminated in the third round. She misspelled the word “imprest.” Constantine and Dominick made it through the first three rounds.

The quarterfinals resume Wednesday, June 1 morning at 8 a.m.

The finals can be seen live on ION on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m.