NHPR is a sponsor of the 59th annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, which will take place this Saturday at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. The best spellers from around the state will gather to compete and the top speller will go on to represent New Hampshire at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. One of the contestants is 12 year old Jasmine Cuenca from Derry, a regional finalist last year. I had a chance to talk to her and her mother Deborah about what it takes to prepare and compete in a spelling bee. I started off by asking Jasmine how she felt when she won that regional competition.