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 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.
The results are in! Congratulations to the following 35 spellers who scored highest on the written portion of the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee:
These 35 spellers scored the highest on the written portion of WITF's Central PA Spelling Bee. The written test was held at WITF on January 25th and consisted of 50 spelling words and 50 vocabulary words. These spellers will now advance to the oral competition which will take place at WITF on February 28th. 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, March 1st at 6:00 pm. You can also catch it on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm and Friday, March 6th at 1:00 pm.
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