Thank you to our sponsors for your commitment to education in your local communities. The legacy of local sponsorship is rooted in newspapers, but over time has evolved into a more diverse collection of media outlets, universities, community organizations, sports commissions, and convention and visitors’ bureaus. 


We value each sponsor for bringing the Bee to their community. We profiled three programs of varying sizes (Dallas, Cincinnati and Sacramento) to share stories of what being a sponsor means to them.  


current local sponsors

  • Alabama Kiwanis Foundation, Birmingham
  • Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Fairbanks
  • Arizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale
  • Navajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock
  • Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Jacksonville
  • Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, San Francisco
  • East Bay Times, Walnut Creek
  • Imperial County Office of Education, El Centro
  • KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield
  • Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas
  • SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, San Bernardino
  • The Leading Daily, Kirkwood
  • The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
  • The Press-Enterprise, Riverside
  • The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego
  • Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia
  • Boulder Valley School District , Boulder
  • The Denver Post, Denver
  • Noah Webster House West Hartford Historical Society, New Haven
  • Delaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington
District of Columbia
  • The Washington Informer, Washington
  • The Washington Informer, Washington
  • Boca Prep International School/Kiwanis of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach
  • Collier County Public Schools, Naples
  • Envision Credit Union, Tallahassee
  • Lee County Spelling Bee, Fort Myers
  • Orlando Sentinel Communications, Orlando
  • The Miami Herald, Miami
  • The Miami Herald, Miami
  • WJXT, Jacksonville
  • Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker
  • Kama'aina Kids, Kailua
  • Boise State University, Boise
  • Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston
  • North Idaho College , Coeur d'Alene
  • Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park
  • Carroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Freeport
  • Chicago Public Schools, Chicago
  • Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago
  • Commonwealth Edison, Chicago
  • Commonwealth Edison, Chicago
  • Commonwealth Edison, Chicago
  • DeKalb Regional Office of Education 16, DeKalb
  • Grundy/Kendall County Regional Office of Education, Morris
  • Kane County Regional Office of Education, Geneva
  • Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake
  • Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education, Decatur
  • Peoria Journal Star, Peoria
  • The Daily Journal, Kankakee
  • The Dispatch Argus, Moline
  • Adult Learners, Inc., Lafayette
  • Ball State University - WIPB-TV, Muncie
  • Evansville Area Regional Spelling Bee, Evansville
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo
  • Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah
  • Orange County Publishing Co. Inc., Paoli
  • The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne
  • The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute
  • Telegraph Herald, Dubuque
  • Kansas Press Association, Topeka
  • Bluegrass Literacy Project, Louisville
  • Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, Lexington
  • Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport, Shreveport
  • Ouachita Parish Bee, Monroe
  • Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis
  • Charles County Public Schools, La Plata
  • Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick
  • Howard County Library, Columbia
  • Maryland Sports, Baltimore
  • The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown
  • The Meakem Group, Bethesda
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston
  • The Daily Item, Lynn
  • The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven
  • Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids
  • Ludington Daily News, Ludington
  • Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township
  • Oakland Schools Education Foundation, Waterford
  • The County Press, Lapeer
  • The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph
  • The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City
  • Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative, Iron Mountain
  • WXYZ Channel 7, Detroit
  • Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls
  • Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Arden Hills
  • Sourcewell, Staples
  • South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato
  • Southeast Service Cooperative, Rochester
  • Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson
  • A.C.E.S., Rolla
  • Columbia Missourian, Columbia
  • Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence
  • Mosaic Life Care Foundation, St. Joseph
  • Raymore-Peculiar School District, Peculiar
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis
  • Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff
  • Montana Television Network,
  • Omaha World-Herald, Omaha
  • The Public Education Foundation, Las Vegas
New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
New Jersey
  • Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Hackensack
  • Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City
  • Somerset County Library System, Bridgewater
  • South Jersey Spelling Bee , Folsom
  • Tri-State Spelling Bee Committee, Montague
New Mexico
  • The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque
New York
  • Batavia Newspaper Corporation, Batavia
  • Corning Rotary Club, Corning
  • Daily News, New York
  • Finger Lakes Times, Geneva
  • Press-Republican, Plattsburgh
  • TFCU, Smithtown
  • The Daily Star, Oneonta
  • The Palladium-Times, Oswego
  • The Post-Standard, Syracuse
  • Theodore D. Young Community Center, White Plains
  • Times Herald-Record, Middletown
  • Times Union, Albany
  • Watertown Daily Times, Watertown
North Carolina
  • Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs, Durham
  • Harnett County Schools, Lillington
  • Johnston County Public Schools, Smithfield
  • The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte
  • The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville
  • The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia
  • The Shelby Star, Shelby
  • The Wilson Times, Wilson
  • Times-News, Burlington
North Dakota
  • North Dakota Association of County Superintendents (NDACS), Bismarck
  • Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem
  • Akron Beacon Journal, Akron
  • Dayton-Area Spelling Bee Collaborative, Dayton
  • Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange
  • Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens
  • Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens
  • The Blade, Toledo
  • The Herald-Star, Steubenville
  • The Lima News, Lima
  • The Marietta Times, Marietta
  • The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com, Cleveland
  • The Repository, Canton
  • The Times Leader, Martins Ferry
  • The Tribune Chronicle, Warren
  • Tri-County Bee, Ashtabula
  • WCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati
  • KJRH-TV, Tulsa
  • The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
  • Pamplin Media Group, Portland
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton
  • Discover Lehigh Valley, Allentown
  • LNP, Lancaster
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association and Council for the Advancement of Public Schools , Montgomeryville
  • The Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia
  • The Republican Herald, Pottsville
  • WITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Rhode Island
  • The Valley Breeze, Cumberland
South Carolina
  • Pee Dee Education Center, Florence
  • The Post and Courier, Charleston
  • The Sun News, Myrtle Beach
  • USC Upstate , Spartanburg
South Dakota
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga
  • Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville
  • Tennessee Titans, Nashville
  • University of Memphis, Memphis
  • Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo
  • Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas
  • Ector County Independent School District, Odessa
  • EPISD Education Foundation, El Paso
  • Houston Public Media, Houston
  • Kiwanis Club of Abilene , Abilene
  • Laredo Morning Times, Laredo
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock
  • Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland
  • Rapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco
  • Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen
  • San Angelo Area Spelling Bee, San Angelo
  • San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
  • Victoria Advocate, Victoria
  • West Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin
  • Park Record, Park City
  • Southeast Education Service Center, Price
  • VTDigger, Rutland
  • The Daily Progress and News Virginian, Charlottesville
  • Fairfax County Council PTA, Merrifield
  • Four Seasons YMCA, Tazewell
  • InsideNoVa/Prince William, Manassas
  • Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg
  • Rockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg
  • The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg
  • The Kids Clubs of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester
  • The News & Advance, Lynchburg
  • The Roanoke Times, Roanoke
  • The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk
  • North Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee, Wenatchee
  • Town Hall Seattle, Seattle
West Virginia
  • The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg
  • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
  • Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs
  • Pacific Daily News, Hagatna
Puerto Rico
  • Eureka Enrichment & Learning Center, Inc., San Juan
  • The Telegram, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • WFCU Credit Union, Windsor, Ontario
  • Young Educators Foundation, Accra
  • European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools
  • The Japan Times, Tokyo
American Samoa
  • Samoa News, Pago Pago
The Bahamas
  • The Ministry of Education, Nassau
South Korea
  • Yoon's English School, Seoul