Spellers Compete for State Title And Invite to Nationals

Feb 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Education

Representing White County is Emily Humphrey – an 8th grader at Beebe Jr. High

The best spellers in the state will compete in the Arkansas State Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 28, in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway.
Emily Humphrey will represent White County. She is an 8th grader at Beebe Jr. High.
The Arkansas State Spelling Bee, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will host 60 county spelling bee winners competing for the ultimate title and an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. Other prizes include Kindles for the top 3 finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionaries.
Students in second through eighth grades will compete in the state bee. The first round of competition will begin at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event is open to the public.
Dr. David Larson, retired Hendrix College professor, will be the spelling bee pronouncer. Dr. Carey Smitherman, Associate Professor of Writing, Director of First-Year Writing and Interim Director for the Writing Center at the University of Central Arkansas, David Keith, a lecturer in Journalism at the University of Central Arkansas, and Dr. Jen Talbott, Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will serve as judges for the competition.