A 12 year old from Bainbridge, NY is working her way to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.  Melodie Loya is spelling bee contest #9 out of 291 total contestants in this annual competition which starts today and wraps up with the finals on Thursday, June 1st which will feature 50 finalists. Loya will compete in the first round this morning between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. View the competition on ESPN3.