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

Do you have what it takes to make it to the national stage? Test your knowledge with the 2016 Preliminaries Test all spellers had to conquer.

Select the correct spelling:

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