Ani Rao and Rishab Adhikary will be competing this Saturday along with 33 other top spellers from our 10 surrounding counties to determine who will make their way to the Sripps National Spelling Bee.
We are so proud of these two boys and know they will represent Hershey Elementary School very well!
We also appreciate our 5th grade team for all their work holding a grade level Spelling Bee to allow us to get to this point in the competition and to Mrs. Smith for organizing the event.
It is important to note that this is the first year Hershey Elementary registered to participate in the WITF Central PA Spelling Bee . We followed their guidelines and held a spelling bee at the grade level then sent the names of our students who won and qualified to move on to the next level which was a 50 word written test and 50 word vocabulary test held at the WITF Public Media Center. No more than the top 35 spellers participate in the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee and oral spelldown which is broadcast on WITF TV. The winner from that bee qualifies to compete nationally in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.