Spelling Bee

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Every year, GAMS students participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

In the fall, students in grades 5-8 take a written spelling test to determine the best spellers in each Language Arts class. Next, the best spellers in each grade participate in an oral spelling bee for each grade, five through eight. 

From there, approximately 30 of the best spellers advance to the GAMS Spelling Bee, an oral bee, which is traditionally held on the Monday morning before Winter Break in the GAHS auditorium. Family members of the participants are invited to watch this round of the spelling bee. The top four spellers from the GAMS Spelling Bee advance to the Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee, hosted by WITF (PBS-affiliate) in their studio in Harrisburg, PA, to compete against the top spellers from an 11-county region of our mid state. 

The first round of the Central PA Spelling Bee is a written test, which includes spelling and definitions. This round is usually held on a Sunday afternoon in late January

The top 36 spellers from this round advance to the Central PA Spelling Bee Championship round, which usually takes place on a Saturday afternoon in late February. This round is televised on WITF.  

The winner of the Central PA Spelling Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC in May to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.






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For information, please contact:

Mr. Mowery
​Language Arts Teacher

Spelling Bee by Grade Level


6th Grade
TBD

7th Grade
TBD

5th Grade
TBD


8th Grade
TBD

GAMS Spelling Bee
Parents or Guardians are Welcome to Watch
TBD




Semi-Final Round

Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee

This is a written spelling test for the top middle school spellers in an 11-county region in the mid-state. 

Location: WITF (PBS-affiliate) in their studio in Harrisburg, PA
DATE: 
TBD
Snow Date: TBD

Championship Round
Central PA Spelling Bee 

This is an oral spelling bee with the 36 top spellers from the semi-final round. The winner of this round advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee this Spring.

This round is recorded and televised on a later date on WITF.

Location: Washington D.C. 

DATE TBD
Snow Date
TBD

GAMS PARTICIPATION
TO BE DETERMINED


Scripps National Spelling Bee
Winner will receive thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. 
Location: 
Washington D.C. 
Date: May__________

GAMS PARTICIPATION
TO BE DETERMINED