Area schools to compete in regional spelling bee

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Forty-five students from regional schools, including Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, will compete in the 2020 EVSC Regional Spelling Bee

Four EVSC schools will be represented, including Helfrich Park STEM Academy, Plaza Park International Prep Academy, Thompkins Middle School and Washington Middle School. 

To qualify for the regional competition, students not only had to win their individual school’s spelling bee, but also score at least an 18 on the online vocabulary test.

The winner of the regional spelling bee will compete in the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington D.C. later this spring. The winner also will receive a free one-year membership to Merriam-Webster Unabridged, a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium, the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award (a 2020 mint proof set donated by Jay Sugarman in honor of his father), and a six-night stay at the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s official hotel in National Harbor, Maryland. 

The spelling bee is in Evansville on Saturday, February 29, at 12 p.m. at the EVSC’s Academy for Innovative Studies on Diamond Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. 

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2020)

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