The GMA Crew tests their skills in the competitive world of spelling

Posted at 6:51 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 07:51:51-04

Your word is austausch. The GMA Crew got schooled this morning when spelling champ Michael Goss joined us to test our skills. 

Michael is an 8th grade student at St. Michael Elementary and now that he’s headed to high school, this year’s spelling bee will be his last year competing

The Scripps National Spelling Bee begins on May 29 and the preliminary rounds continue until May 30. Finals will be held Thursday, May 31

The  preliminary competition will be televised on ESPN 3 and Finals on Thursday, May 31 on ESPN 2 and ESPN

You can follow Michael as he competes in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. by going to

Michael will be speller number 199.