Spelling Bee

Overview

The Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and 267 sponsors in the United States, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

Sponsorship is available on a limited basis to daily and weekly newspapers serving English-speaking populations around the world.  Each sponsor organizes a spelling bee program in its community with the cooperation of area school officials:  public, private, parochial, charter, virtual, and home schools.

Schools wishing to participate in the spelling bee arena must enroll with the national office to ensure their students are eligible to participate and to receive the materials needed to conduct classroom and school bees.  During enrollment, school bee coordinators receive their local sponsor's program-specific information - local dates, deadlines, and participation guidelines.

To participate, your school - or a benefactor on behalf of your school - must enroll through the Scripps National Spelling Bee website.  The regular enrollment period usually ends in mid October.  There is a late enrollment period/extension offered each year.  

The official study booklet is available free online to district teacher sponsors by logging into the Scripps National Spelling Bee website.

The champion of each sponsor's final spelling bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington, D.C.

 

Local Spelling Bee Program


Ashland County Spelling Bee

The Ashland County Spelling Bee has been set for Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.  In case of inclement weather, the bee will be held on Thursday, February 4th (time and location will remain the same). Communications are sent to each building on a routine basis.

 

Holmes County Spelling Bee (Cancelled for 2021)

The Holmes County Spelling Bee has been set for Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., at the West Holmes High School.  In case of inclement weather, the bee will be held on Thursday, January 14th (time and location will remain the same). Communications are sent to each building on a routine basis.

 

Wayne County Spelling Bee

The Wayne County Spelling Bee has been set for Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Orrville High School's Auditorium.  In case of inclement weather, the bee will be held on Thursday, January 28th (time and location will remain the same).  Qualifying contestants will advance to The Akron Beacon Journal Regional Spelling Bee in Akron.  Communications are sent to each building on a routine basis.

     Champion and 7 Finalist at the 65th annual Wayne County Spelling Bee are:
          Champion:  Aaron Miedel from Central Christian Middle School
          Finalist:  Nathan Mairs, Cameron Starkey, Jillian Hostetler, Michaela Ignatz
                         Andrew Yeager, Nicholas Kakanuru and Novalee Zeller

Champion_WayneCountySpellingBee(2-26-2021)_Miedel%2CAaron_CentralChristianMiddleSchool.jpg         ChampionAndFinalist_WayneCountySpellingBee(2-26-2021).jpg
 

 

Region's best spellers show verbal legerity in genteel bee at Hudson Middle School

Beacon Journal's speller hopes to continue dictionary dynasty

Akron's speller eliminated from Scripps Bee   

 

Contact

ESC Spelling Bee Co-Coordinators

Jennifer Marrah, Consultant
P: (330) 345-6771 Ext. 237
email: tesc_jmarrah@tccsa.net

Debbie Stoler, Administrative Assistant
P: (330) 345-6771 Ext. 270
F: (330) 345-7622
email: tesc_stoler@tccsa.net