2018 WIPB Spelling Bee

2018 Bee set for March 10

Watch the 2018 Bee by clicking the link below!

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Burris Laboratory School fifth-grader Alesya Rathinasamy, the winner of the 2018 WIPB Spelling Bee! Rathinasamy will now head to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

And congratulations to our other finalists! First runner-up was Andrew Toney from Lee L. Driver Middle School and second runner-up was Samori McKell-Jeffers from Royerton Elementary School!

All of our spellers were wonderful today! WHAT A BEE!


MUNCIE – Spellers from more than 50 area schools will compete in the third WIPB Spelling Bee, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in Sursa Performance Hall, on the campus of Ball State University.

The bee will be broadcast live on WIPB and streamed at wipb.org and on Facebook.

Students will compete from schools in Delaware, Blackford, Jay, Randolph and, new this year, Madison and Henry counties!

The champion of the WIPB Spelling Bee will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Other prizes for the spellers include reference books, gift certificates and more.

In addition, WIPB has partnered with Motivate Our Minds for spelling bee clubs that meet weekly at the centers.

Last year’s WIPB Spelling Bee champion was Caleb Roberts, a student at Heritage Hall Christian School. The champ in 2016 was Samantha Academia, a student at Yorktown Middle School.

Stay tuned to this page for updates, including spellers, sponsors and much more!

For the official rules, click here.

For more information about the WIPB Spelling Bee, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Michelle Kinsey at (765) 285-5887 or mkinsey@nullbsu.edu.