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Penobscot County Spelling Bee finals to be held March 1

BANGOR, Maine -- The local Penobscot County Spelling Bee finals will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre in Bangor. The winner of this competition will qualify to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition in the Washington, D.C. area this May. The event is free and open to the public.

Each participating school in Penobscot County gets to send one student and one alternate to compete in the countywide competition at The Gracie.

These students have already proven themselves to be exceptional spellers by winning competitions at their respective schools. The program is open to students 15 years of age or younger who have not passed eighth grade.

As the sponsor, Husson University will provide the winner and a parent or guardian with an all-expense-paid trip to the Washington, D.C. area.  This individual will be one of two students representing the State of Maine in the national competition.