The competition is open to students from Eastern Shore schools from the fifth to eighth grades. Anyone is invited to attend. Admission is free.
Prizes include a savings bond, dictionaries, MP3 player, digital camera and subscriptions to the Eastern Shore News.
Henry Hollandsworth of Onancock, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hollandsworth, won the bee last year and will be participating again as a sixth grader.
The 25 students who will be participating include:
Accawmacke Elemen-tary -- Tevion Morake, grade 5.
Arcadia Middle --Melissa Maher and Jaquan Persinger, grade 6; Tabitha Thornes and Tiffany Trader, grade 7; La'Quan Nock and Cadeem Baines, grade 8.
Chincoteague Elemen-tary -- Tristan Binder.
Kegotank Elementary --Destiny Hicks, grade 5.
Kiptopeke Elementary -- Morgan Doughty, grade 5; Myles Taylor, grade 6; Colton Collins, grade 7.
Metompkin Elemen-tary --Chelsi Shreaves, grade 5.
Nandua Middle --Henry Hollandsworth and Leslie Ibarra, grade 6; Isaac Taylor and Princeton Jenkins, grade 7; Amanti Boggs and William Barrett, grade 8.
Northampton High --Tyler Combs and Dara Bright, grade 8.
Occohannock Elemen-tary --Jada Johnson, grade 5; Dontae Weatherly, grade 6; and Chelsea Hall, grade 7.
Pungoteague Elemen-tary -- Sharod Myers, grade 5.
Shore Christian Academy --Dawson Melody, grade 5.