Media School sponsors Scripps Regional Spelling Bee
|The Media School: Press Release|
Director of Communications
and Media Relations
The Media School
For immediate release:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Students from South Central Indiana will participate in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Media School, on Feb. 26.
The bee will return to its in-person format this spring. The IU Bee will begin at 11 a.m. at the Monroe County Public Library.
There will be a written vocabulary test in addition to the spelling bee to help prepare spellers for the National Bee in the Washington, D.C. area.
Students through the eighth grade who have won spelling bees at their schools in Brown, Greene, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties will compete. This year’s spellers are:
- Quincy Jordan, Bell Intermediate Academy
- Domnick Stull, Brooklyn Elementary School
- Abe Sanders, Brown County Junior High
- Nate Wieneke, Centerton Elementary School
- Wyatt Gamble, Charles L. Smith Elementary School
- Lucas Boggs, Green Township Elementary School
- Roan Brahaum, Helmsburg Elementary School
- Ankit Kumar, Jackson Creek Middle School
- Abram Polley, John R. Wooden Middle School
- Mya Winn, Lakeview Elementary School
- Halle Smith, Linton-Stockton Elementary
- William Medlock, Paragon Elementary School
- Kenan Harmon, Poston Road Elementary School
- Logan Barnes, Seven Oaks Classical School
- Joseph Passios, South Elementary School
- Norah Lott, Spencer Elementary School
- Reid Shaw, University Elementary School
- Zoey Saner, Waverly Elementary School
The regional champion also receives the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award, a U.S. Mint Proof Set and a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online, the bee’s official dictionary.
“We’re so pleased to be able to return to an in-person bee this year,” White said. “Our school champions work hard to prepare for the IU Bee. It’s important to recognize their achievements in a public setting.”
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be June 2 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, where the national competition will return after a hiatus in 2020 and its Orlando venue in 2021. LeVar Burton will host the semifinal and final rounds. The final rounds will be offered in person and will follow the preliminary, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the bee.