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.

2018 Written Spelling Bee Results!

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Jan 26, 2018 12:09 AM
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The results are in!

Congratulations to the following 34 spellers who scored highest on the written portion of the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee:

Hudson Alas
Mechanicsburg MS/SD

Colin Baust-Crain
Southern MS, Southern York Co SD

Ellen Boldt
York Suburban MS/SD

Nathan Book
Yellow Breeches MS, South Middleton SD

Colin Brusse
Southern MS, Southern York Co SD

Arielle Bunce
Harrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg

Hailey Clayton
South Eastern MS/SD

Nathaniel H. Fadrigon
South Eastern MS/SD

Valorie Fisher
Tuscarora JHS, Juniata Co SD

Kate Gannon
New Cumberland MS, West Shore SD

Liam Gannon
New Cumberland MS, West Shore SD

Lola Gehman
Lamberton MS, Carlisle Area SD

Medha Gereddy
Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Shreya Gowducheruvu
Harrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg

Edha Gupt
Central York MS/SD

Vikram Kakaria
Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Viseth Meng
South Lebanon ES, Cornwall-Lebanon SD

Lucas Moran
South Eastern MS/SD

Rushil Negandhi
Good Hope MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Matt O'Brien
Southern MS, Southern York Co SD

Rohan Panchwagh
Dallastown Area MS/SD

Destiny Primeau
Leib ES, Dover Area SD

Gabriela Przybylski
Middletown Area MS/SD

Srihari Rajesh
Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Ria Sai
Mechanicsburg MS/SD

Surabi Shanmugam
Eagle View MS, Cumberland Valley SD

Ganga Siddam
Infinity Charter School, Harrisburg

Gurleen Singh
Northern Lebanon MS/SD

Emilie Smith
Dallastown Area MS/SD

Jessica M. Smithson
Bermudian Springs MS/SD 

Christine Stavropoulos
Palmyra Area MS/SD 

Alina Tran
Northern MS, Northern York Co SD

Isabela Virginia Wilson
St. Joseph School, Mechanicsburg

Emerson Zobal
Selinsgrove Area MS/SD


These 34 spellers scored the highest on the written portion of WITF's Central PA Spelling Bee. The written test was held at WITF on January 21st 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 24th. 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 forget to watch the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee when it airs on February 25th at 6pm on WITF!

 

 

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