Houston Public Media Spelling Bee 2016

Cheer for 2016 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee Co-Champions Nihar Janga and Shourav Dasari at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Preliminaries - May 25, Finals - May 26, 7pm on ESPN

This Wednesday and Thursday our Houston Public Media Spelling Bee co-champions will join hundreds of contestant spellers from across the country at the 89th Scripps National Bee, aiming for victory and prizes worth more than $30,000.

Follow Shourav Dasari (speller No. 233), a Spring resident and seventh-grader at McCullough Jr. High in Conroe ISD, and Nihar Janga (speller No. 232), an Austin resident and fifth-grader at River Ridge Elementary in Leander ISD, as they compete in the national event televised on ESPN.

Think you’re as smart as a fifth or seventh grader? Try your hand at the actual 2015 Preliminaries Test and see if you could have qualified for the Semifinals. Good Luck!


Scripps National Spelling Bee 2016 TV Schedule:

Preliminaries Test: Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Preliminaries – Wednesday, May 25 at 7 a.m. on ESPN3
Finals – Thursday, May 26 at 9 a.m. on ESPN2
Finals – Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. on ESPN

School Enrollment for the 2016-2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee begins August 22, www.spellingbee.com


Photos from the 2016 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee

The Houston Public Media Spelling Bee is the nation’s second largest local spelling bee with spellers from 1,000 schools in 42 Texas Counties representing 100,000+ students. To view more photos of the 2016 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, visit our flickr album


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See photos and results from 2015’s bee.


Houston Public Media Spelling Bee contact is Connie HillFor more information, visit Scripps National Spelling Bee and FAQs