ARIZONA SPELLING BEE 2009 AN EIGHT/KAET-TV PRODUCTION
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/KAET-TV, the annual event is taped at the Eight studios on the 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.
Judges are W. Gary Hull, SRP and Arizona Educational Foundation; Danielle Yuhasz, Community Relations Manager, U.S. Airways; and Jeannine Berg, Community Partnerships, Eight/KAET.
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.
Arizona Spelling Bee 2009 Finalists
Student, Grade, School, City
Parker Greer, 7th grade, St. Johns Middle School, St. Johns
Cheyenne Davis, 6th grade, St. David Middle School, St. David