JACKSON, Miss. – The 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee will broadcast live at 10 a.m. March 13 on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television. Forty-six students from several school districts will compete.
“MPB is always proud to showcase the talents of Mississippi students,” said John Gibson, MPB's Director of Television. “For those who can’t attend the Spelling Bee, we’re glad to offer a front row seat via our live, statewide broadcast."
The spelling bee will take place at the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University for the first time. As a result of the venue change, seating is open to the public.
The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Association of Educators. Former Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson will be a judge in this year’s competition.
The winner of the Mississippi competition will attend Bee Week May 27 through June 1 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland and the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.