Watch regional spelling bee live on March 5

Posted at 2:50 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 12:43:40-05

TULSA – Forty-seven students are set to compete in the Green Country Regional Spelling Bee on March 5. Each participant has earned a spot in the regional bee by winning his or her school’s (including home school) spelling bee.

The Green Country Regional Bee will be held at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. The bee begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. 2 Works for You will stream the competition live on

The winner of the Green Country Regional Bee will win, among other prizes, a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington D.C. area to represent Northeastern Oklahoma in May 2016.

“The regional spelling bee is such a celebration of learning and 2 Works for You is proud to stream it live so our audiences can witness these incredibly talented students,” said Donna Wilson, vice president and general manager for KJRH. “We are fortunate to have such involved organizations in our community, Oral Roberts University and Kenco Engineering, to be such important partners in this effort.”

For the second year, 2 Works for You evening anchor Karen Larsen will emcee the event. Slated judges are Brian Sanders, 2 Works for You evening anchor; Dr. Deborah Gist, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools; and Denise Miller, ORU Communication Arts assistant professor. John Marshall, Holland Hall teacher will serve as recorder and David Ragland, president of Kenco Engineering will be the pronouncer.

2 Works for You, Kenco Engineering and Oral Roberts University are sponsorship partners in bringing the Scripps National Spelling Bee to Green Country. As a Scripps broadcasting station, 2 Works for You has a long history, tradition and commitment to literacy education.

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