Post-Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee
WCNY aired the 2014 Post-Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 on WCNY. WCNY has televised the event for more than 20 years.
The goal of the spelling bee is to encourage children to perfect the art of spelling, and help enlarge their vocabularies and widen their knowledge of the English language.
More than 200 grade-school students from more than 40 school districts, private schools and home schools in Central New York entered this year’s competition. The top 36 from the written test will advance to the Feb. 1 oral competition contest, and the winner will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 25 to 31 in Washington, D.C.