ARIZONA SPELLING BEE 2011
Each year, the state's best spellers in K-8 come together for the Arizona Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Eight, Arizona PBS , the annual event is taped at the Eight studios on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University. The winner and an escort receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with spellers from across the nation.
The Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 airs Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS. Video of the competition will also be available on the companion Web site at: http://www.azpbs.org/bee2011 and http://www.youtube.com/azpbs.
The Spelling Bee challenges children to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment. The finalists must first win a series of competitions at local, district and regional or county levels.
The Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 is made possible by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 Finalists
Christopher Levi Spears, 8th, St. Johns Middle School, St. Johns Apache
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.