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Alright, it's that time of year again! The Scripps National Spelling Bee finals are tonight! The semi-finals air at 2 p.m. EST and the finals begin at 8 p.m. EST.

Here's my team:
Arvind Mahankali - Team captain. He was on my team last year, where he placed 3rd for the second year in a row. I am placing high bets on him to make it all the way this year and take home that giant trophy. This is his last year he's able to compete, so I want him to win it all!
Vanya Shivashankar - Her older sister, Kavya, won in 2009. I remember how excited she was when her sister won the championship and she had a glimmer of her future in her eye. With Vanya as her coach, I think she'll go far. She's still fairly young - still has another two years that she can compete - but I imagine she'll at least make it into the finals.
Rachel Cundey - She's from Augusta, Georgia, and is in the district honor band. This is her fifth appearance at the Bee (holy crap, what determination!) and she tied for 10th last year. This is her last year she's able to compete. I think she'll make it into the top 5 this year.
Pranav Sivakumar - His favorite book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 'Nuff said. (I think he'll probably get out in the semifinals, but I still love him.)
Amber Born - Also a lover of Hitchhiker's Guide, but she seems to be a down-to-earth, funny girl. She didn't make it far last year (42nd place - GET IT!?!), but I hope she makes it to the finals tonight. Regardless, she has a fun personality and I'm excited to see her on camera.

Good luck to all the contestants! I'm eager to cheer y'all on!
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