Friday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m.
Mardela Middle School
The best spellers from Mardela Middle School’s classrooms will compete in a school spelling bee at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 to determine the top two spellers, who will advance to the Eastern Shore Regional Bee. Mardela Middle will have all middle school students in the audience to support their peers, along with the parents of the 24 semi-finalists. The school bee will be conducted according to the rules and procedures for the national spelling bee, and gift cards will be awarded to the top two finishers. Each school will send its top two spellers to the Eastern Shore Regional Bee, sponsored by UMES, and the winner of the regional bee will advance to the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. The regional bee, with winners from all participating Lower Shore schools, will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne March 2. Mardela Middle is one of 15 Wicomico schools with students in grades 4-8 participating in spelling bee activities this year.