A Burlington student has spelled his way to the National Spelling Bee just outside the Washington, DC.
Ryan Steed, 14, won a competition sponsored by the Burlington Times News and earned the opportunity to compete in the national bee May 29 - 30.
Steed is a student at Turrentine Middle School. He is involved in several youth programs including sports and Boy Scouts of America. This month, Steed was honored as an Eagle Scout.
Daniel Mayo, 11, from Roxboro will also be competing in the National Spelling Bee. He won a competition sponsored by the Winston-Salem Journal.