Three students from Indiana have advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Thirteen Indiana students attempted to make the semifinals this year.
- Joseph Kirkpatrick, 14, from Highland Middle School in Anderson
- Mary Skirvin, 13, from Brown County Junior High School in Nashville
- Margaret Peterson, 13, a home-school student from Granger
Kirkpatrick and Peterson are both competing in their third spelling bees while Skirvin is in her first.
They will join 39 others in the semifinals this afternoon. Those that advance will compete in the finals held tonight.
The semifinals will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. on ESPN 2. The finals will be shown at 8 p.m. on ESPN.