Hannah Allison, 14, of Bend competing in the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. this week, just missed the cutoff for Thursday’s semi finals. 41 of the 275 spellers from all over the country will advance to the semi-finals, with finals being tonight. This is the second year Hannah has competed in the National Spelling Bee. There were two representatives from Oregon this year; the other girl, Katie Fo, from Beaverton is competing in the semi finals. Hannah is taking it all in stride and is looking forward to watching the rest of the Bee with her friends. As a 14 year old, this is the last year Hannah can compete in the National Spelling Bee.