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Date: Mar 14, 2012
Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee
Winner will Represent LI at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May
Who: 4th-8th grade students from 105 schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
News 12 LI anchor Stacey Bell will serve as emcee
Hofstra University’s Dr. Carole Clark Papper, a noted professor of writing studies and composition, will serve as head judge and moderator of the event.
What: Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. The winner of the Bee will go on to represent the region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., later this spring.
When: Sunday, March 18, 2012. Registration will take place between 9:30-10:15 a.m., and the Bee will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Where: Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. Directions below.
How: Attendance to this event is by invitation only. Participating students have a media release form on file signed by their parents.
Once the Spelling Bee has started, all media will be stationed in the front row balcony where a mult box will be available.
No flash photography will be permitted as it could distract participants during the competition.
Special thanks to:
*News 12 Long Island
*The Long Island Ducks
*The Scripps Company
Directions to the John Cranford Adams Playhouse:
Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4 (Coliseum, Hempstead Turnpike, Rte. 24 West). Once on Hempstead Turnpike, make a U-turn at the fourth traffic light - just before going under the third Unispan (pedestrian bridge). After making U-Turn, drive approximately 70 feet and make the first right onto the South Campus. Go past 2 stop signs. The building around the corner on the left is the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.
About Emcee Stacey Bell
Stacey Bell joined the News 12 Long Island on-air team on January 31, 2012, and co-anchor's the weekday evening newscasts with Stone Grissom. Ms. Bell spent 14 years as an anchor/reporter at WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time she received two Emmy Awards and the “Personality of the Year” award from the Ohio Association of Broadcasters in 2003. Prior to working at WJW, Ms. Bell spent three years at KSLA-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana as an anchor/reporter. Ms. Bell received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas.
Related Link: Directions to the John Cranford Adams Playhouse