Each spring, 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 www.spellingbee.com, 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. No more than the top 36 spellers participate in the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, an oral spelldown which is then broadcast on WITF TV. The winner from the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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.
If you prefer to print and mail your 2023 WITF Central PA Spelling Bee forms, you can download the PDFs below, and mail or email them to the addresses listed.
Questions should be directed to:
Ruth J. Keim
WITF Spelling Bee Coordinator
Mail completed forms to:
WITF Public Media Center
Ruth J. Keim / Spelling Bee
4801 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
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Congratulations to Viseth and good luck in the national bee!
These 33 spellers will advance to the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, which will be broadcast on WITF TV and livestream on March 7.
Viseth Meng is a seventh-grade student at Cedar Crest Middle School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District.
These 34 spellers will advance to the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, which will take place on February 22 and be broadcast on WITF TV.
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