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.

Written Spelling Bee Results 2017!

Written by WITF | Jan 27, 2017 7:00 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:


Paije Baucum
New Cumberland MS, West Shore SD

Jillian Bolio
Southern MS, Southern York County SD 

Nathan Book
Yellow Breeches MS, South Middleton SD

Hailey Clayton
South Eastern MS/SD

August Clements
Palmyra Area MS/SD

Elias Domanski-Ferris
New Cumberland MS, West Shore SD

Jake Elston
Lamberton MS, Carlisle Area SD

Nathaniel H. Fadrigon
South Eastern IS/SD

Grace Foltz
Tuscarora JHS, Juniata County SD

Katherine R. Gannon
New Cumberland MS, West Shore SD

Shreya Gowducheruvu
Harrisburg Academy, Lemoyne

Matthew Hagen
East Pennsboro MS/SD

Christian Hetzer
Southern MS, Southern York County SD

Reanna Hoover
Juniata Mennonite, McAlisterville

Vikram Kakaria
Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Taylor Krause
Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Olivia Maddux
Saint Patrick School, Carlisle

Juli Mariano
Central York MS/SD

Zachary Marshall
Tuscarora JHS, Juniata County SD

Nick Miller
Dallastown Area MS/SD

Parinita Mithepati
Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Rylee Montague
Lamberton MS, Carlisle Area SD

Lucas Moran
South Eastern MS/SD

Rushil Negandhi
Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Rohan Panchwagh
Dallastown Area MS/SD

Luke Pritchett
Hershey ES, Derry Township SD

Gabriela Przybylski
Middletown Area MS/SD

Logan Pursell
Selinsgrove Area MS/SD

Juliette Safer
Mechanicsburg MS/SD

Ria Sai
Mechanicsburg MS/SD

Nicole Sanna
East Pennsboro MS/SD

Surabi Shanmugam
Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Zackary Sharkey
Southern MS Southern York County SD

Emilie Smith
Dallastown Area MS/SD

Michael Watkins
Southern MS, Southern York County SD

Isabela Virginia Wilson
St. Joseph School, Mechanicsburg

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