It's one of the only times during the year when the entire family is glued to ESPN!
it's time for The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee! Remember this moment when 13-year-old Akshay Buddiga fainted?
He lost that year to David Tidmarsh, but made it all the way to the finals. If you're as excited as we are, you won't want to miss a second of this year's competition...
The semifinals air live on ESPN from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 30.
The championship finals air live on ABC from 8 to 10 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 30.