Dev Jaiswal, a Winston Academy student, will compete in the 2012 Mississippi Statewide Spelling Bee live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) TV on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m.
Jaiswal is one of 27 contestants from across the state that will put his spelling skills to the test before a statewide audience. The winner will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington, D.C.
Walt Grayson will pronounce the competition this year.
The event is sponsored by Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE). “The Mississippi Association has been honored to sponsor this event for the past four years and working with Mississippi Public Broadcasting has been an enormous benefit as well,” says Kevin F. Gilbert, President of MAE. “Once again, we are excited to showcase the scholastic talents of some of Mississippi’s most extraordinary students.”
According to the E. W. Scripps Company, which administers the National Spelling Bee program, the spelling bee is open to students who have neither turned 16 nor passed beyond the eighth grade and who currently attend schools that officially enrolled with the spelling bee program for the current academic year. A complete list of rules can be found at www.spellingbee.com <http://www.spellingbee.com> .
Tune in Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. to watch Winston Academy student Dev Jaiswal compete in the 2012 Mississippi Statewide Spelling Bee live on MPB TV.
For more information on this or any other program on MPB TV, please visit www.mpbonline.org <http://www.mpbonline.org> .
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) provides relevant instructional and public affairs programming to Mississippians through its statewide television and radio network. MPB enhances the work of educators, students, parents and learners of all ages by providing informative programming and educational resources. MPB’s locally-produced programming focuses on the people, resources and attractions that reflect Mississippi’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Children’s television programs constitute a major portion of the daytime and weekend morning schedules. MPB provides a valuable resource to Mississippians in disseminating information as part of the state’s emergency preparedness and response system. Since 1970, MPB has won over 400 national, regional and statewide awards, including Emmy®, Edward R. Murrow and Parents’ Choice® Awards.
Mississippi Association of Educators Hosts the Statewide Spelling Bee
Twenty-seven students from across Mississippi will compete live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 for the Mississippi Championship Spelling Bee Title! The Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) has been honored to sponsor this statewide event for the past four years.
“Working with Mississippi Public Broadcasting has been an enormous benefit to showcase the scholastic talents of some of Mississippi’s most extraordinary students,” says MAE President Kevin F. Gilbert. MAE is honored to have Walt Grayson, the host of “Look Around Mississippi” on WLBT and MPB’s Mississippi Roads, as the official pronouncer for the competition this year.
During the fall and winter, schools conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom and school level. School winners send their spelling champions to the district level where they compete in a county-wide spelling bee. These county winners then compete at the Mississippi Spelling Bee.
The Mississippi Champion advances to the 85th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2012 to compete against Spelling Bee Champions from every state in America. The Mississippi Association of Educators has made a commitment to fund the expenditures for the Mississippi Spelling Champion and one parent for the National Spelling Bee. MAE is committed to ensuring Mississippi students are represented at the national level.
Since 1878, MAE has been an advocate for great public schools for every student. The Mississippi Association of Educators continues to focus on student achievement and student success while empowering school employees, providing quality services and promoting parental/community involvement. MAE is proud to sponsor the Mississippi Spelling Bee!
In addition to the great partnership of Mississippi Public Broadcasting, MAE would also like to thank Regions Bank and Mississippi Teacher Center for their support of this outstanding event displaying the talents and skills of Mississippi students!
For additional information concerning the Mississippi Spelling Bee, please contact Jerri McGee at 601-354-4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.