Jill Biden attending this week's national spelling bee finals
First lady Jill Biden will attend this week's 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Orlando, Florida, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Of note: The event has been running since 1925, but it was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The big picture: Biden, the only first lady ever to hold a full-time teaching job, will "meet with the spellers and their families" just before the Bee's primetime finals on Thursday, the White House said.
- "Dr. Biden previously attended the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals when it was held in Washington, DC.," the White House noted.
What to watch: The live telecast of the final round will air on ESPN2 on July 8.
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