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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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IU schools of journalism, education to host Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

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Feb. 19, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The IU School of Journalism and the IU School of Education are cosponsors of the IU Bee on Feb. 23 at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington. The competition will serve as the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Monroe and four other south central Indiana counties: Brown, Greene, Morgan and Owen.

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 28 to 30.

IU High School Journalism Institute director Teresa White is directing the bee. Students from the Journalism Ambassador program and from the School of Education's Dean's Advisory Council will be on hand to help set up the auditorium and direct the spellers off and on the stage.

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.

For a list of participating schools, contact White at 812-855-9822 or

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