Media School sponsors Scripps Regional Spelling Bee
|The Media School: Press Release|
Director of Communications
and Media Relations
The Media School
For immediate release:
Feb. 12, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Students from South Central Indiana will participate in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Indiana University Media School and School of Education, at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Monroe County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Students through eighth grade who have won spelling bees at their schools in Brown, Greene, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties will compete. The winner is awarded a trip to the National Spelling Bee semifinals and championship finals May 26-31 in National Harbor, Maryland, paid for by The Media School and the School of Education.
The regional champion also receives the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award, a U.S. Mint Proof Set, a one-year subscription to Britannica Online Premium and a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online, the bee’s official dictionary.
High School Journalism Institute director Teresa White and School of Education marketing and communications director Scott Witzke administer the regional contest, known as the IU Bee. Media School Ambassadors and students from the School of Education’s Dean’s Advisory Council assist with setup and with the vocabulary portion of the bee, which consists of a written test.
“We are proud to welcome so many bright local students to the IU Bee,” White said. “Competing at the regional bee is a memorable experience for these accomplished spellers. It’s exciting to see all of their preparation, talent and determination come to fruition on stage.”