Harvard freshmen are quick in their bid for “glory.”

So glory, glory was what drove hordes of Harvard students to Queen’s Head Pub in Cambridge last Thursday, where freshmen competed for the title of 2011 Spelling Bee Champion.

“There is not very much on the line, besides glory, glory is on the line” said Rajiv Tarigopula, one of the freshmen contestants.

A few of the competitors had competed at the National Spelling Bee according to Tarigopula.

Some of the words asked were: funicular, garth, pinguid, cervine and escargot. Just like in their dining halls.