MCLEAN, VA (CNN/WJLA) -- Can you spell "prodigy"? Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison is the youngest person ever to quality for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The little girl is home-schooled and beat out 21 other kids in her Virginia county to advance to the national competition.
She'll put her skills to the test this week against kids twice her age. But, all the buzz about her being in the bee doesn't seem to phase her. She says, "Honestly it's not as big.. And I'm not really excited like, 'I'm going to the National Spelling Bee!'I'm more like, uh, it's fine."
Madison will be competing against 277 other kids in the contest that starts Wednesday. The winner will get several prizes, including a $30,000 cash prize and an engraved trophy.
When she's not spelling sophisticated words, Madison enjoys playing "Angry Birds" and debating with her parents.