For over 20 years, Pickering Valley has participated in the Chester County Spelling Bee. All 5th grade students participate in a 25 word spelling test in the fall of the year and the top 25-30 students on that test advance to the oral bee, held in late January. The winner of the oral spelling bee will represent Pickering Valley at the Chester County IU Spelling Bee in February. The winner of the Chester County Bee will move on to the Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington DC.Most of the work for the bee is completed by students on their own time. Good luck PV students.