IU Media School and IU School of Education to host Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

  • Feb. 10, 2016


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Media School at Indiana University and the IU School of Education are co-sponsors of the IU Bee on Feb. 13 at the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave.

The competition will serve as the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Monroe and four other south central Indiana counties: Brown, Greene, Morgan and Owen.

More than two dozen area students through eighth grade who have won spelling bees at their schools will compete. The winner receives a trip to the semifinals and championship finals May 22 to 27 in National Harbor, Md..

IU High School Journalism Institute director Teresa White is directing the bee. Students from the Journalism Ambassador program and from the School of Education’s Dean’s Advisory Council will help set up the auditorium and direct the spellers on and off the stage.

“I’m pleased The Media School and School of Education recognize the value in sponsoring this regional bee for Scripps,” White said. “Although the IU Bee is a one-day event, I hope the spellers go home with a sense of accomplishment and lasting connections to IU.”

The (Bloomington, Ind.) Herald-Times and the (Martinsville, Ind.) Reporter-Times co-sponsored the bee from 2004 until 2014.

Anyone may attend the bee, which starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.

People are welcome to share photos from the IU Bee using @IUMediaSchool, @scrippsbee and #spellingbee on Twitter.

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