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Park Record to host 12th annual spelling bee in March

The 12th Annual Park Record Spelling Bee season begins now.

Spelling bees help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives. Learning to be calm and collected under bright lights on a stage is a great skill, too.

This is The Park Record's 4th year as a partner with the Scripps National Bee. The champion of the 4th – 8th grade final Park Record Bee will win a trip to Washington, D.C. in May 2018 to represent Summit and Wasatch Counties at the Scripps National Bee competition.

Summit County schools choose finalists for the Bee by a district-wide written qualifier on Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017. Wasatch County schools conduct oral bees at the class, grade, and school-wide level to select top spellers. A total of one-hundred super spellers will compete on March 6th, 2018 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in two bees — a 2nd/3rd grade practice bee, and a 4th – 8th grade bee —swift1234

with the champion going on to compete at Scripps in May 2018. Local talent from The Park Record, Aptitude Academics, Park City and Wasatch County School Districts, and Sandra L. Van Leuven, MD, Ph.D, volunteer as pronouncers, judges, and organizers for the bees. This year's sponsors include Delta Airlines, The UPS Store – Park City, Aptitude Academics, Egyptian Theatre, Park City School District, Wasatch County School District, Park City Day School, and Weilenmann School of Discovery.

We encourage all 2nd through 8th graders to challenge themselves and take advantage of this great academic opportunity. Ask your teachers for details.

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We hope to see you at the Egyptian in March!