Spelling Bee

Each spring, the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee invites 4th to 8th grade students from 10 surrounding counties to demonstrate their spelling knowledge as they attempt to make their way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Interested schools register with Scripps in the fall and then conduct their own qualifying Spelling Bee at their school. Winners from each of the participating schools compete in a 50 word written test and 50 word vocabulary test held at the WITF Public Media Center. No more than the top 35 spellers participate in the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, an oral spell down which is then broadcast on WITF TV. The winner from that bee qualifies to compete nationally in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

See What the Buzz is About!

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Feb 24, 2011 8:24 PM

Don’t miss the 2011 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee! The spelldown will include 35 spellers from ten surrounding counties. It takes place at WITF on Saturday February 26, 2011.

These 35 spellers scored the highest on a 100-word written test which was held at WITF in January. Now they have a chance to win the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee and an all-expense paid trip to participate in Scripps National Spelling Bee!

See what all of the buzz is about when the spelling bee airs on WITF TV! Sunday February 27, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Friday March 4, 2011 at 1 p.m.

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