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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Journalism and education schools sponsoring 'IU Bee,' a Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 21, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two schools at Indiana University Bloomington are partnering to sponsor the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee.

The IU School of Journalism and the IU School of Education are presenting the annual spelling competition on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington. The IU Bee competition will serve as the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Monroe and four other south-central Indiana counties.

About two dozen area students through Grade 8 who have won spelling bees at their schools will compete. The winner receives a trip to the semifinals and championship finals in National Harbor, Md., May 29 to 31.

IU High School Journalism Institute director Teresa White is directing the bee this year. Several Journalism Ambassadors will be on hand to help set up the auditorium and direct the spellers off and on the stage.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of students who share our love for language," White said.

The (Bloomington, Ind.) Herald-Times and the (Martinsville, Ind.) Reporter-Times co-sponsored the bee from 2004 until last year. Anyone may attend the bee, which starts at 10 a.m. in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.


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