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Each spring, the witf Central PA Spelling Bee invites 5th 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 100 word written test held at the witf Public Media Center. The top spellers participate in an oral championship spell down, which is then broadcast on witf TV. The winner from that bee qualifies to compete nationally in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

National Spelling Bee Approaching!

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | May 20, 2011 3:19 PM

The winner of Witf’s Central PA Spelling Bee is heading to the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, DC!  Joanna Ye was the winner of the Central PA Spelling Bee for the second year in a row.  On June 1st, she will spell down in the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee Preliminaries.  The finals will begin at 8:30 pm on June 2nd.  Ye will be competing against 274 spellers from all 50 states.  Ye tied for 5th place in the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  She is one of two 2010 championship finalists returning to the national bee.  Ye is excited to compete again this year and is looking forward to seeing friends she made in 2010.  Good luck Joanna!

Catch the Scripps National Spelling Bee live on ESPN begining at 8:30pm on June 2nd!

Check out Ye's bio on the Scripps National Spelling Bee page!

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