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 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.

2015 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee Grand Champion

Written by witf.org, | Mar 2, 2015 3:25 PM
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2015 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee Final 10

Congratulations to Eugene Lee, the 2015 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee Grand Champion.  After 24 rounds and almost three hours, Eugene was the last speller standing.  Eugene is an 8th grader at Palmyra Area Middle School.  He will now move on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington DC. 

The following students placed in the top ten at the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee.  Way to go!

  • Grand Champion - Eugene Lee, Palmyra Area MS/SD
  • 2nd - Connor O'Keefe, Central York MS/SD 
  • 3rd - Megan Brubaker, Tuscarora JHS, Juniata County SD  
  • 4th- Khawla Fentis, Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD 
  • 5th - Luke Capper, St. Joseph School , Mechanicsburg
  • 6th - Avni Sanghvi, Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD
  • 7th - Samantha Knipple, Holy Name of Jesus School, Harrisburg
  • 8th - Anton Aluquin, St. Joan of Arc School, Hershey
  • 9th - Joshua Po, St. Joan of Arc School, Hershey
  • 10th - Sam Schreier, Mechanicsburg MS/SD

You can watch the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee on Wednesday March 4 at 7:00 PM or on Friday March 6 at 1:00 PM.

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