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Meet The 2015 Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee Winners

For the eighth year in a row, WHRO hosted The Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee live in our studio!

Throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, public schools, independent schools and home school associations all held local school bees and sent their winners to WHRO, where the area’s finest middle school spellers competed for the regional title. From here, the first place winner will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to our 2015 Spelling Bee Winners!
First Place Champion, Eliza Willett, KEYS Homeschool Association, Virginia Beach
Second Place, Bella Finkel, Ethel Gildersleeve Middle, Newport News
Third Place, Finn Hulse, Berkeley Middle, Williamsburg

Past Winners
2014, Ted Hamacher, Hickory Middle School, Chesapeake
2013, Kenneth Ross, Kemps Landing Magnet School
2012, Caroline Willett, KEYS Home School Association
2011, James Batten, Norfolk Christian Upper School
2010, Walter Francis, Southampton Middle School
2009, Caroline Willett, KEYS Home School Association
2008, Rebecca Willett, KEYS Home School Association

You can download the 2015 Spelling Bee Rules here and watch
The 2014 Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee below!

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The Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee's corporate sponsor is
Thomas Nelson Community College.