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 1, 2022, 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 3rd (time and location will remain the same). Communications are sent to each building on a routine basis.

     Champion (7th & 8th grade):  Tyler Hartzler, Mapleton Middle School
     Finalist:                                    Laila Manchester, Loudonville Junior High School

     Champion (6th grade):  Claire Swaisgood, Ashland Middle School
     Finalist:                          Amelia Ashley, Mapleton Middle School

     Ashland Times Gazette Article - Tyler Hartzler, Claire Saisgood Claim First-place trophsies in Ashland County Spelldown

 

Holmes County Spelling Bee

The Holmes County Spelling Bee that was set for Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., was postponed due to inclement weather and
rescheduled on January 20, 2022
at the West Holmes High School.  Communications are sent to each building on a routine basis.

     Champion:  Isaiah Swartzentruber, Chestnut Ridge Elementary School
     Finalist:       Gabrielle Mullet, Berlin Elementary School

     Daily Record Article  "Repercussion" is the winning word in the Holmes County Spelling Bee

 

Wayne County Spelling Bee

The Wayne County Spelling Bee has been set for Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 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 27th (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:  Nick Kakanuru, Edgewood Middle School
     Finalist:       Emma Weahry, Chippewa Jr/Sr. High School

      Daily Record Article - Edgewood Middle School student triumphs at Wayne County Spelling 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