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Bucyrus to host city spelling bee

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/9/2014

The Bucyrus City Schools will once again present the Bucyrus City Spelling Bee.

The bee, which gives students opportunities to not only improve upon spelling, but also assists them with vocabulary development and learning correct English usage, is open to any student in grades four through eight at the building level.

The top spellers from each grade level have advanced to the City Bee.

The event, which will feature 24 students, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Bucyrus Elementary School Theatre. In case of winter weather, a snow date of Jan. 15 has been scheduled.

The champion speller, first runner-up and second runner-up from the Bucyrus City Spelling Bee will receive a plaque provided by Bucyrus City District and cash prize provided by First Federal Community Bank. Volunteers from Bucyrus City Schools, Holy Trinity and First Federal Community Bank will judge the Spelling Bee.

The student finishing highest in the Bucyrus City Spelling Bee from Bucyrus City Schools will qualify for the Scripps semifinal; a 50-word computer-based spelling test to be administered between Jan.22 and 31, 2014.

Up to 55 of the top scorers in the semifinals will qualify for the Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling Bee on March 22, 2014.

The regional champion will go on to represent the area at the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. In addition, up to four of the top spellers from the Bucyrus City Bee will be invited to participate in a Tri-County Bee hosted by Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center on March 18th.

 “The bee is about more than just spelling,” Gifted Coordinator Leanna Giesige said. “Students enjoy the competition and especially enjoy the game-like challenge that a bee offers. For some students, the practice of getting up before an audience helps to build confidence in public speaking.”

For a complete list of tips on becoming a better speller, parents and students should visit www.spellingbee.com.

To learn more about this year’s spelling bee, contact Giesige at 419-774-5520 ext 2481. ###

   
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