Spelling Bee

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.

2014 Spelling Bee Finalists

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Jan 31, 2014 9:00 AM
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The results are in!  Congratulations to the following 36 spellers who scored highest on the written portion of the witf Central PA Spelling Bee!

Anton Aluquin, Saint Joan of Arc School, Hershey
Anne Baskwill, York Suburban MS/SD
Alexander Bongardt, Southern MS, Southern York County SD
Luke Capper, St. Joseph School, Mechanicsburg
Christopher Carroll, St. Joseph School, Mechanicsburg
Hannah Chapman, Infinity Charter School, Penbrook
Sydney Clayton, South Eastern MS West/SD
Hannah Cornett, Northern MS, Northern York County SD
Nate Emmert, Central Dauphin East MS/SD
Joshua Fair, Southern MS, Southern York County SD
Khawla Fentis, Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD
Gloria Givler, Camp Hill MS/SD
Harshita Gupta, Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD
Matthew Hagen, East Pennsboro MS/SD
Johnny Haver, Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD
Elizabeth Hickok, Northern Lebanon MS/SD
Gloria Kim, Wilson MS, Carlisle Area SD
Abby Madar, Mechanicsburg MS/SD
Seth Marseglia, Dallastown MS/SD
Kaidin Mir-Young, York Suburban MS/SD
Savannah Miscik, Linglestown MS, Central Dauphin SD
Brianna Murray, Wilson MS, Carlisle Area SD
Krittika Negandhi, Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD
Abigail Noel, Central York MS/SD
Connor O'Keefe, Central York MS/SD
Ashley Phillips, Selinsgrove Area MS/SD
Aparajita Rao, Saint Joan of Arc School, Hershey
Samuel Schreier, Mechanicsburg MS/SD
Jonathan Setzer, Camp Hill MS/SD
Dinesh Umasankar, Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD
Tyler A. Villegas, Infinity Charter School, Penbrook
Ava Wendelken, Lamberton MS, Carlisle Area SD
Abby Wertz, Mechanicsburg MS/SD
Amaris Wolfe, Tuscarora Junior High, Juniata County SD
Maddie Wolfe, Palmyra MS/SD
Haylee Yocum, Tuscarora Junior High, Juniata County SD

These 36 spellers scored the highest on the written portion of witf’s Central PA Spelling Bee.  The written test was held at witf on January 26th and consisted of 80 spelling words and 20 vocabulary words.  These 36 spellers will now advance to the oral competition which will take place at witf on February 22nd.  The oral competition will be broadcast on witf-tv.  The winner of the witf Central PA Spelling Bee will move on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, DC!

Congratulations to all of the spellers who participated in witf’s written competition.  What an accomplishment!  Good luck to those moving on to the oral spelling bee!

Don’t miss the witf Central PA Spelling Bee when it airs on witf-tv on Sunday, February 23rd at 5:30pm.

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