Second runner-up was Clark Wellman, a student at Bloomfield Elementary School. First runner-up was Georgia Davis, a student at Wes-Del Elementary School. And our CHAMPION, for the second year in a row, was Andrew Toney, a student at Lee L. Driver Middle School.
ALL of our spellers did a wonderful job today representing their schools!
Be sure to watch the WIPB Spelling Bee at 9 a.m. March 14 and 8 p.m. March 21 on WIPB!
Check out our Spelling Bee photos.
MUNCIE – Spellers from nearly 60 area schools will compete in the fifth WIPB Spelling Bee, set for 9 a.m. March 7, at Sursa Performance Hall, on the campus of Ball State University.
The bee will be broadcast on WIPB at 9 a.m. March 14 and 8 p.m. March 19. The bee will not air live this year due to changes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee requirements.
Students will compete from schools in Delaware, Blackford, Jay, Randolph, Madison and Henry counties. Ball State University Teachers College has generously contributed the funds to cover the Scripps fees for all of the schools to participate.
The champion of the WIPB Spelling Bee will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Other prizes for spellers will include shirts, reference books, gift certificates and more.
Last year’s champion was Andrew Toney, now an eighth-grader at Lee L. Driver Middle School in Winchester. The first runner-up was Trooper Bullock from Wes-Del Jr./Sr. High School and the second runner-up was Mahathi Raju, a student at Yorktown Middle School.
In addition, WIPB has partnered with Motivate Our Minds for a Bee Great Spelling Club that meets weekly at the Muncie after-school enrichment center.
Top presenting sponsor of the 2020 WIPB Spelling Bee is Family Vision Care. Presenting sponsor is MutualBank. Other supporting sponsors include Boyce Systems, Avila Orthodontics; Dr. Leland C. Wilhoite, DDS. Our Speller Shirts Sponsor are the employees of Navient and swag bags for our spellers are being provided by the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.
Stay tuned to this page for updates, including spellers, additional sponsors and more.
For the official rules, click here.
Below are the schools, and their champion spellers, scheduled to compete in the fifth WIPB Spelling Bee:
Albany Elementary School – Keegan Irwin
Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate – Carter Sovern
Anderson Christian School – Krystina Bair
Bloomfield Elementary School – Clark Wellman
Blue River Valley Elementary School – Nick Courtney
Burris Lab School Middle – Alesya Rathinasamy
Burris Laboratory School – Lydia Wu
Cowan Elementary School – Jacob Garringer
Daleville Elementary School – Ava Schulz
Deerfield Elementary School – TaMerra Edwards
Delta Middle School – Abigail Lindburgh
East Elementary School – Lily Blosser
East Jay County Middle School – Adamaris Ruiz- Herrera
Eastside Elementary School – Amari Robinson
East Washington Academy – Jeremiah McGill
Eaton Elementary School – Kaiden Huddleston
Frankton Elementary School – Caleb Clendenen
General Shanks Elementary School – Fletcher Nichols
Heritage Hall Christian Elementary School – Zane Brady
Heritage Hall Christian Middle School – Caleb Cunningham
Highland Middle School – Abigail Morgan
Homeschool Explorers – Priscilla Scott
Lee L Driver Middle School – Andrew Toney
Liberty Christian Elementary School – Jada McGraw
Liberty Christian School – Emma Holmes
Maple Ridge Elementary School – Zachary White
Longfellow Elementary School – McKenna Wable
Monroe Central Elementary School – Colton Nickols
Montpelier School – Jaiden Fields
North Side Elementary School (Union City) – Mylo Jasso
North Side Elementary School (Hartford City) – Cynthia Hess
North View Elementary School – Jaxen Vance
Northside Middle School – Brayden Courtney
Pendleton Elementary School – Claire Carpenter
Randolph Southern Elementary School – Sarah Glunt
Redkey Elementary School – Brayden Barlow
Royerton Elementary School – Tanvi Chhajed
Selma Elementary School – Penelope Carl
Selma Middle School – Gracie Crow
South View Elementary School – Marius Daniels
Southside Middle School – Mikayla Smith
St. Lawrence Elementary School – Attara Duke
St. Mary Elementary – Shyenne Punzal
St. Pope John Paul II Middle School – Shae Punzal
Union City Community Jr/Sr High School – Zackary Fulk
Union Elementary School (Modoc) – Alyssa Wilson
Union Junior & High School (Modoc) – Chloe Wicker
Wes-Del Elementary School – Georgia Davis
Wes-Del Jr./Sr. High School – Trooper Bullock
West Jay County Middle School – Jade Nuckols
West View Elementary School – Johanna McKee
Westlawn Elementary School – Beckett Brandenburg
Willard Elementary School – Jordan Feltis
Yorktown Elementary School – Avinash Kambham
Yorktown Middle School – Caitlin Carter
For more information about the WIPB Spelling Bee, contact Community Engagement and Grants Manager Michelle Kinsey at (765) 285-5887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.