(WTNH) -- Four students from Connecticut are taking part in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, going on in Washington D.C.
Rahul Malayappan , 12, is an eighth grader at Broadview Middle School in Danbury;
Kitty Shortt , 11, is in the fifth grade at Abraham Pierson Elementary School in Clinton;
Lily Wang , 10, is a fifth grade student at Oakdale Elementary School in Oakdale;
Sairah Sheikh , 11, is in the sixth grade at Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor.
In Round 2, all four correctly spelled their words.
In Round 3, they also all spelled their words correctly.
The spelling bee started Tuesday with the round one test. Those scores, and the results of the second and third rounds today, will determine who makes it into the semi finals Thursday morning.
278 spellers are taking part in this year's competition. The youngest is six-year-old Lori Anne Madison from Virginia.
The finals will be held Thursday night and will air live on ESPN.
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The president of Poland is urging Connecticut officials to not impose the death penalty on a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man.