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Students from across America are about to begin a shared journey. It's a journey full of hard work, determination and the opportunity to make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. This journey is the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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How can you kindle the love of reading?

Last year, Mary N. took home the Spellebrity Video Contest trophy.

Enter for the chance to win a trip to the 2017 Bee!

The Spellebrity Video Contest, presented by Kindle, challenges student teams to create videos that will encourage others to kindle the love of reading. For more information, visit spellebrity.com.

For a little inspiration, students can watch her award-winning video as well as highlights from the 2016 Finalist videos on the Bee's YouTube channel.

Learn how to enter the Spellebrity Video Contest at spellebrity.com. Video submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2017.

Feed Me Words

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Developed in partnership with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Feed Me Words is a collection of forty bite-size word puzzles, spelling quizzes, and vocabulary-filled stories. This book for young readers is perfect for sharing at snack time or around the dinner table.

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About the Bee


Since 1925, children across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the singular hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. This year, 11 million students will join in the experience.

Winning Words

Every year, one speller is crowned champion. How well do you know their winning words?


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