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.
Congratulations to Luke Capper on competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Luke was the winner of the 2016 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee at WITF in February. Luke did an outstanding job at the national bee, correctly spelling words like "paroxysmal" and "edenic" in rounds two and three, but did not qualify for the finals.
Luke is an 8th grader at St. Joseph School in Mechanicsburg. In addition to spelling, he enjoys history, science and geography.
Congratulations Luke! What an accomplishment!
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