RSVBee for the National Finals

This year, the Bee wants to give even more spelling champions the opportunity to compete in Washington, D.C. If you are the parent of a school spelling bee champion or former national finalist, you are invited to apply for the RSVBee program.

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2016 College Crew

Apply for Bee Week College Crew

Want to B-E-E part of our team? College freshmen, sophomores and juniors can apply to work at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C.

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Enroll Your School in the Spelling Bee

It's not too late to begin a spelling bee tradition at your school! Enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program by December 15, 2017, and receive all of the materials to conduct classroom and school spelling bees.

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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!

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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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.

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!

Take the Test

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