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.

The 2018 Central PA Spelling Bee is Almost Here!

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Feb 19, 2018 12:40 PM
WITF Spelling Bee

Have you heard the buzz?  The WITF Central PA Spelling Bee is almost here.  On Saturday, February 24th, 34 students will compete for the title of king or queen bee!  Out of about 197 qualifying students from 66 schools, these 34 students scored the highest on a 100-word written test which consisted of 50 spelling words and 50 vocabulary words.

Thirteen students are returning to the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee including last year's champion, Ria Sai.

Who will be the next champion?  You'll have to watch to find out! 

The WITF Central PA Spelling Bee will air on February 25th at 6pm, March 2nd at 1pm and March 4th at 9am.

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