Bobby G and I made a trip to Castle North Middle School to meet up with 6th grader, Eli Hocking who's the spelling champ at his school! Sat. March 4, 2017, Eli will compete in the Tri-State Spelling Bee at Ivy Tech Community College. 

I remember representing my 6th grade class as the spelling champ at my school (yes, a long, long time ago) and wanted to test my spelling skills against today's 6th grade class.   Both Bobby and I challenged Eli in a spell off with random words given to us by Principal John Bertram. Watch and see how we did against Eli.  [Video]

Congratulations to Eli Hocking representing Castle North Middle School!  He beat over 800 students at his school to move forward to the Tri-State Spelling Bee!  All of us from My 105.3 WJLT and Townsquare Media wish Eli all the best at the Tri-State Spelling Bee!