Barbara Bateman, senior vice president at NBT Bank, meets with The Palladium-Times' publisher, Jon Spaulding, as they review sponsorship details for the upcoming spelling bee. NBT Bank is a proud sponsor of the regional final of the annual event, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ralph M. Faust Theater for the Performing Arts at Oswego High School. Twenty-seven of the area's top spellers representing the Oswego City School District will compete for a chance to represent the Oswego area in the national bee, which is held in Washington, D.C., at the end of May. Admission to the regional final is free, and all are welcome to attend to cheer the spellers on. The Palladium-Times has worked with Scripps and local sponsors since 1991 to bring a regional round for the national spelling bee to the Oswego area.