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Central PA Spelling Bee

Stream the 2024 Central PA Spelling Bee Final

Each winter, the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee invites 4th to 8th grade students from 11 surrounding counties to demonstrate their spelling knowledge as they attempt to make their way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Interested schools can register with Scripps at, then conduct their school spelling bees. The school champions qualify to participate in the WITF Written Spelling Bee which consists of a written test and vocabulary test. The top 37 spellers participate in the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, an oral spelldown held at the WITF Public Media Center in March with highlights and featured stories available on YouTube and other digital platforms. The winner from the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington DC end of May/early June.


Below are the forms needed to participate in the WITF Spelling Bee. Schools can register their champions by completing the School Registration Form and individual spellers and their parents/guardians can complete the Speller Biography & Appearance Release Form. You can choose to print/download these forms and send them to the WITF Spelling Bee Coordinator, or complete these forms online.


Questions should be directed to:
Patrick J. Dennehy
WITF Spelling Bee Coordinator

Mail completed forms to:
WITF Public Media Center
Patrick J. Dennehy / Spelling Bee
4801 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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