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Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

spelling bee
The School of Journalism and the School of Education each year partner to sponsor the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee in February at the Monroe County Public Library.

Students through grade eight from five area counties who have won spelling bees at their schools compete. The winner receives a trip to the semifinals and championship finals in the Washington, D.C., area later in the spring.

IU High School Journalism Institute director Teresa White and School of Education communication director Chuck Carney oversee the bee. Several Journalism Ambassadors and students from the School of Education’s Dean’s Advisory Council help set up the auditorium and to direct the spellers off and on the stage.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of students who share our love for language,” White said.

The (Bloomington, Ind.) Herald-Times and the (Martinsville, Ind.) Reporter-Times co-sponsored the bee from 2004 until 2011.

The 2014 Scripps Regional Spelling Bee is Feb. 22 at the Monroe County Public Library.

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