Deaf students make semifinals of nat'l contest

Posted at 11:19 AM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 15:26:21-04

Students from a local Tulsa school have made it to the semifinal round of the Spellebrity Video Contest.

Monday, it was announced that students from the Wright Deaf Ed team from Wright Elementary made it to the semifinals of the contest. They will each receive a Kindle Paperwhite.

To vote for the Wright Deaf Ed team click here! Voting opens April 18th and will stay open until April 22nd. To watch Wright Deaf Ed's video submission watch the video above.

Don't forget to vote for these great kids!

The top 5 teams in the competition will win a trip to Washington D.C. to watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The top 5 will also win several other prizes.

  • Each member of the five Finalist teams, as selected by popular vote, will receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Economy airfare or train fare for each team member and a parent/guardian
  • One standard hotel room at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
  • $400 gift card for travel and meal expenses
  • Complimentary tickets for each team member and parent/guardian for the National Zoo experience, a Bee-organized tour of Washington, D.C., and the Awards Banquet

During Bee Week, champion spellers will vote for their favorite to see which team wins the grand prize of $1,000 for each team member.

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