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Spelling Bee

For the past seven years, WHRO has 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 hold local school bees and send their winners to WHRO, where the area’s finest middle school spellers compete for the regional title.  From here, the first place winner will travel to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

2014 Spelling Bee Winners
1st Place, Ted Hamacher, Hickory Middle School, Chesapeake
2nd Place, Kyle Tretchler, Plaza Middle School, Virginia Beach
3rd Place, Gloria Lin, Western Branch Middle School, Chesapeake

Past Winners
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 2014 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.