Be Their Champion. Enroll Your School Today.

Students from across America are on 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, and your students can take part in this great journey when you enroll your school in our program.

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2018 Great Words, Great Works Book List

This year, all 450 words on the School Spelling Bee Study List come from a list of engaging, grade level-appropriate books called the Great Words, Great Works list. You can download this reading list for your students and encourage them to search for their spelling words in the context of great stories!

How Does It Work?

How does a student go from classroom champ all the way to national finalist? Watch this video by 2017 Spellebrity Video Contest Champion Bryn With a Bee, which tells the story of one little bee and her journey to become a spelling bee champion.

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Join the Bee's official book club!

Here at the Scripps National Spelling Bee we know that great readers make great spellers. To help get every student excited about reading, we've created the Bee's Bookshelf, a monthly book club for readers of all ages! Learn more about this new endeavor and find out which book we'll read together in August.

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.

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Take the Test

To earn their places in the Finals, spellers had to tackle a spelling and vocabulary test and two rounds of onstage spelling. Think you have what it takes to orthographize with the best of the best? Prove your skills by going up against the 2017 Preliminaries Test, and see how you measure up!

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