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The 2010 Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

LIVE Saturday, February 20th beginning at 2:00 pm WHRO will host 40 of Hampton Roads' finest young spellers as they compete in The 2010 Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee.

The following schools are holding local spelling bees and will be sending their winner to the Bee.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Virginia: Chesapeake - Deep Creek; Norfolk - Blair Middle, Ruffner Middle, School of International Studies-Meadowbrook; Portsmouth - Churchland Middle, Cradock Middle, William E Waters Middle; Southampton - Southampton Middle; Suffolk - Forest Glen Middle, John F Kennedy Middle; Virginia Beach - Brookwood Elementary, Independence Middle, Kemps Landing Magnet, Kempsville Middle, King's Grant Elementary, Landstown Middle, Larkspur Middle, Lynnhaven Middle, Newtown Road Elementary, Plaza Middle, Princess Anne Middle, Virginia Beach.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS in North Carolina: Central Middle, Elizabeth City Middle, Hertford County Middle, Moyock Middle, River Road Middle.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: Atlantic Shores Christian, Cape Henry Collegiate, Christ The King, Faith Academy School Of Excellence, Gaston College Preparatory, Holy Trinity, Nansemond Suffolk Academy, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk Christian, Norfolk Collegiate, St. Gregory the Great, St. Patrick Catholic, Star Of The Sea. HOMESCHOOL - KEYS

The official Bee Pronouncer will once again be WHRO’s own classical music announcer Dr. Raymond T. Jones. Good luck to all!

For more information on the 2010 Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee scheduled for February 20 contact Debbie Bellucci, Educational Services Manager, The Virginian-Pilot via email at

2009 Winners!!!

Spelling Bee Winners

Third place finalist Elizabeth Elia of Forest Glen Middle School in Suffolk, second place Walter Francis of Southampton Middle School, and first place Caroline Willett from KEYS Home School Association accept their winning trophies from WHRO President & CEO Bert Schmidt and Vice President & General Manager,
from The Virginian-Pilot Maurice Jones.

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More details on the 2010 Spelling Bee can be found here.

Mark your calendars for 2010!!
Feb 20 is the next Bee!!