Regional Spelling Bee

Join WVPT for our region's 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee will be held and taped on Saturday, March 11th and then broadcast on WVPT on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 am. 

The Spelling Bee is available on Youtube, PBS Cove, or the PBS App (while n the app, select WVPT as your local station and look under the WVPT "channel")

Schools participating are:

Grades 5th - 8th

Rockingham County
Harrisonburg City
Page County
Highland County
Eastern Mennonite
Blue Ridge Christian
Redeemer Classical
Shenandoah Adventist

The winner of this group will travel to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The National Bee is still held in Washington DC and runs from May 28-June 3.

About the Bee:
Since 1925, children across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the singular hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. This year, 11 million students will join in the experience.

For more information about the Scipps National Spelling Bee, visit

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