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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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Pre-Enroll for the 2018-2019 Spelling Bee Season!

Your school can now enroll early for the 2018-2019 school year. Schools that enroll in the spelling bee program by August 21 will receive the 2019 Great Words, Great Works reading list as well as 25 one-year subscriptions to Word Club, the Bee's premier online study tool.

Take the Test

Do you have what it takes to make it to the national stage? Test your knowledge with the 2017 Preliminaries Test all spellers had to conquer.

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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 this month.

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