MPB to air Miss. spelling bee championship

Published 12:56 am Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mississippi Public Broadcasting will televise the State Spelling Bee Championship at 10 a.m. on March 9.

The event, which will be held in the MPB Auditorium in Jackson, will be streamed simultaneously on the MPB Web site.

Students from across the state will compete.

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The championship is sponsored by The Clarion-Ledger, which will award the winner a trophy and cash prize for expenses to represent the state in the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee.

The national championship will be held in May in Washington D.C.

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