The 19th annual Elementary Spell Bowl will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17. Approximately 4,500 students in grades 4, 5 and 6 from around the state are preparing for the competition, which will take place at more than 30 sites around the state.
The Indiana Academic Spell Bowl is a team concept with no individual winners. Each round one team member will write the correct spelling of seven words while competing against one team member from each other school with each of the words graded immediately. An individual score chart maintains a running team score as the evening progresses.
The team members of the schools with the highest scores in each of the four enrollment classifications at each site will be recognized with awards after the competition. In addition, the top ten teams statewide will receive either a plaque or certificate to place in their school.
The competition is administered by the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs and sponsored by Purdue University. The competition is similar to that of the Spell Bowl competition held in the senior high and junior high schools.
Results will be posted at noon on Friday, Nov. 18. For more information contact the Dept. of Student Programs at 317-891-9900 or www.iasp.org.