JACKSON – Mississippi Public Broadcasting will host live the State Spelling Bee Championship at 10 a.m. March 23 from the MPB Auditorium.

“Mississippi Public Broadcasting is delighted to provide statewide coverage of this scholastic event as these young people from across Mississippi compete to be the 2006 State Spelling Bee Champion,” said Marie Antoon, MPB’s executive director.

The winner gets $1,200 toward expenses to compete in the 79th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 29 through June 2.

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