Bend’s own Hannah Allison will be heading for the National Spelling Bee again in Washington D.C. Saturday. The 14 year old qualified for the national competition at a local spelling bee back in February. The home-schooled 8th grader feels she is ready: “I'm going over as many words as possible. I'm studying about six hours a day right now.” Hannah placed 49th in the National Spelling Bee last year. She hopes to do better this year. The spelling bee gets underway next Tuesday, May 31st. The finals will be Thursday, June 2nd.