For the tenth 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 2017 Spelling Bee Winners!
First Place Champion, Xuan Tran, Queens Lake Middle School, York County
Second Place, Anna Keller, Hugo Owens Middle School, Chesapeake
Third Place, Erin Keener, Hornsby Middle School, Williamsburg
2016, Eliza Willett, KEYS Homeschool Association, Virginia Beach
2015, Eliza Willett, KEYS Homeschool Association, Virginia Beach
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
To watch past Bees, click here.
The Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee's corporate sponsor is
Thomas Nelson Community College.