On February 7, U.S. Embassy Tashkent hosted the 2018 National Spelling Bee. Twenty-five finalists from 15 Universities around Uzbekistan came to Tashkent to compete in the final contest at the National library. After 24 competitive rounds, the winner of this English language competition was Uzbekistan State World Languages University student Ozodjon Khidirov. Congratulations to Ozodjon on becoming this year’s National Spelling Bee champion. Good luck to the Uzbek team at the regional Central Asian Spelling Bee to be held this year in Almaty!