State Spelling Bee to showcase best spellers

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The best spellers in the state will compete in the state competition Saturday, March 3, at the University Theatre at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

    The Arkansas State Spelling Bee, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will host 66 county spelling bee winners competing for the ultimate title and an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

    Students in second through eighth grades will compete in the state bee. The first round of competition will begin at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. The event is open to the public.

    Jeanne Rollberg, associate professor of journalism in the School of Mass Communication at the University of Little Rock, will be the spelling bee pronouncer. Debbie Crownover, records-retention specialist for the Pulaski County Special School District, will be the adjudicator. Dr. Jo Chesser, retired Arkansas elementary-school teacher and educational administration adjunct professor for UALR, will be the judge.

    (Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

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