2019 WIPB Spelling Bee

2019 Bee set for March 9

Watch the 2018 Bee by clicking the link below!

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MUNCIE – Spellers from nearly 60 area schools will compete in the fourth WIPB Spelling Bee, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 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, 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.

Congratulations to Burris Laboratory School fifth-grader Alesya Rathinasamy, the winner of the 2018 WIPB Spelling Bee. First runner-up was Andrew Toney from Lee L. Driver Middle School and second runner-up was Samori McKell-Jeffers from Royerton Elementary 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 Manager Michelle Kinsey at (765) 285-5887 or mkinsey@nullbsu.edu.