South-central Indiana students to compete for trip to national spelling bee

IU Bee co-sponsored by IU's Media School and School of Education

  • Feb. 8, 2017


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Media School and the School of Education at Indiana University are co-sponsoring the IU Bee, which serves as the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for south-central Indiana.

More than two dozen area students through eighth grade who have won spelling bees at their schools will compete at the event, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The winner receives a trip to the semifinals and championship finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in National Harbor, Maryland.

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

“The IU Bee has become a treasured annual event,” White said. “The Media School is proud to support an event that recognizes accomplished students from the region. In preparing for the bee, students learn attention to detail, plus develop critical thinking skills and a love of language. These traits will serve them well throughout life.”

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Scott Witzke

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Teresa White

  • IU High School Journalism Institute
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