As day two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee progresses, only one of the Valley's spellers will move forward to the semifinals Wednesday from 8-10 p.m.

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, the spellers completed round four and five. The first three rounds were completed yesterday.

Chris Dominick, an eighth-grader from Struthers, successfully completed the last two rounds of the Quarterfinals early Wednesday. In round four, he correctly spelled "relievo," and in round five, he correctly spelled "tricinium."

Dominick will be one of 31 spellers competing in the semifinals.

Joey Constantine, a sixth-grader from Lakeview, successfully completed the fourth round by spelling "finca" correctly, but he misspelled "escharotic" in the fifth round, resulting in his elimination.

Below are previous updates:

Day One has two of our Valley spellers advancing to the next round in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Chris Dominick, from Struthers, in round one correctly spelled "hoi polloi;" in round two answered that utilitarian means having a useful function, and in round three correctly spelled "vecturist," which means a person who collects transportation tokens.

Joey Constantine, from Lakeview, has correctly spelled his words in the first three rounds, which were 'maillot,' correctly answered that Bruschetta is a type of appetizer, and correctly spelled "ordination," which means an act or ceremony of ordaining.

Shaylynn Dennis, from Beaver Local, correctly spelled the word sauger, in round two correctly answered the question, "Which of these would be most dulcet?" to which she answered "a popular lullaby." In round three, Shaylynn misspelled the word "imprest."

Three students from Valley schools are among 234 others from around the world taking part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by Levar Burton, it's the first time that it's been fully in-person since the pandemic.

Two competitors being sponsored by WFMJ Television are 12-year-old Lakeview Middle School sixth-grader Joey Constantine and 14-year-old Struthers Middle School eighth-grader Chris Dominick.

They won the 89th Annual 21 WFMJ Regional Spelling bee which led them to compete in Washington.

Coming from Salem and sponsored by Salem News is 13-year-old Shaylynn Denis of Beaver Local Middle School.

Preliminaries started Tuesday and run through 7 p.m.; Quarterfinals will start at 8 a.m. and go through 1 p.m. Wednesday; Semifinals are from 8 p.m. through 10 p.m. Wednesday and the Finals are 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

You can watch all the action on ION by following this link.