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WRTV6 to broadcast regional spelling bee live Wednesday from IUPUI Campus Center

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For Immediate Release

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will host the Marion County Regional Spelling Bee Wednesday. WRTV6 will broadcast the competition live beginning at 6:30 p.m. over The Hometown Sports and News Channel.

HTSN can be seen over-the-air on Channel 6.2, and is available on cable systems in central and southern Indiana.

HTSN is also available live on computers and mobile devices.

To view the Spelling Bee:

After the program airs, it will be posted to TheIndyChannel.com.

Thirty students, third- through eighth-graders, will compete in the contest vying for a trip to represent the county at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May.

Registration for the Marion County Regional Spelling Bee will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., followed by a practice round at 6:15 p.m. During the contest, the students will take turns spelling words provided in a guide until a champion is declared.

Veteran WIBC News and Network Indiana reporter Eric Berman will be the pronouncer for the event, which is open to the public.

The regional competition is sponsored by Kroger, IUPUI and the Rotary Club of Indianapolis.