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IUPUI to host regional spelling bee March 10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will host the Marion County Regional Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 10, in the Campus Center Theatre, 420 University Blvd.

Thirty students, third- through eighth-graders, will be vying for a trip to represent the county at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May. The students are the top finalists from Indianapolis schools who competed in three district contests in Marion County.

RTV6 will broadcast the competition live beginning at 6:30 p.m. on HTSN, Central Indiana’s Hometown Sports and News channel. Brad Brown will host the broadcast.

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 live, it will be posted to TheIndyChannel.com.

Registration for the Marion County Regional Spelling Bee will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 10 in the IUPUI Campus Center, followed by a practice round at 6:15 p.m. During the bee, students will take turns spelling words until a champion is declared.

St. Richards School teacher and longtime Spelling Bee judge Chrissy Gray 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.