Hanna said the family works on everything from vocabulary, to spelling, to the origins of the words.
"My main area of difficulty, personally, is French words. They're really hard for me so I make sure to practice the rules and make sure that I know all of that," she said.
Hanna called going to the Bee a "great opportunity" and had words of encouragement for anyone who's considering trying out: "I encourage you to do anything- even to pursue any of your dreams. If you want to become a great basketball player or something like that, not just spelling."
The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee runs through Sunday, June 4th. The other two Wisconsin spellers are Kieran McKinney of West Salem and and Martius Bautista of Janesville.
Watch for live reports from the Spelling Bee all week on TODAY'S TMJ4.