Penda Ba

Penda Ba from Sossaman Middle School in Queen Creek is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week.

The competition is Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, at the Gaylord National near Washington, D.C. The competition will be streamed and broadcast on the ESPN group of networks, starting Wednesday on ESPN3 and Thursday on ESPN2 in the morning and on ESPN in the evening.

Penda’s progress can also be tracked live at

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