Top spellers of the nation are set to compete in the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee this week in Washington, D.C. Around 11 million students from the U.S., the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe competed in local bees beforehand.

The top 291 spellers will advance to the finals of the competition, according to the National Spelling Bee. 

ESPN and its family of channels will provide coverage of the national contest where Kevin Negandhi, Paul Loeffler and Michele Steele would host the Bee. Spellers will take to the stage for the first time Wednesday, May 31.

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Preliminaries round 2 will be aired Wednesday from 8 a.m. EDT to about 12:15 p.m. EDT and you can watch it live on ESPN3. Preliminaries round 3 and the announcement of finalists will be aired from 1:15 p.m. EDT to about 6 p.m. EDT.

The finals will begin from 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 1, which you can watch on ESPN2. The tiebreaker test will begin at 6 p.m. EDT and the live broadcast for the finals will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN, according to the website of National Spelling Bee

This year's competition is already grabbing eyeballs as in March, a five-year-old speller, Edith Fuller, qualified for nationals — making her the youngest contender ever. Edith who belongs to Tulsa, Oklahoma, qualified for the spelling bee in March as a five-year-old. She will be having a face-off against competitors in the age group of eight to 15 years at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.

"She is just excited to be here," Edith's father, Justin Fuller, told ABC News. "And she understands that it's a contest. and she has a desire to do well in it."

Edith, now six-years-old, is home-schooled and her parents are relying on the materials provided by Scripps to prepare her. "She's been going over the spellings and the meanings of the different words and trying to cover the word roots too," Justin said. "My wife has been the one who has worked with her the most."

The first National Spelling Bee was held in D.C. on June 17, 1925, sponsored by the Louisville Courier-Journal. In 1941, Scripps-Howard took over the ownership of the program. In 1943, the Bee took a three-year gap during the World War II and then in 1946, it was broadcast on television on NBC. 

In 1952, the 25th National Bee took place in the U.S. Department of Commerce auditorium. In 1994, the Bee began broadcast partnership with ESPN. In 2013, the Bee added vocabulary to the written test, according to the National Spelling Bee.

Meanwhile, social media was flooded with funny reactions over President Donald Trump's spelling error in a tweet, Tuesday, and suggested that the word should be given during the time of a possible tie. Whoever is able to spell this word would win the contest.