In 1998, Jody-Anne Maxwell of Jamaica became the first person of African descent and the first spelling champion from outside the United States to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The Scripps National Spelling hosts three special sections of its Web site.
1. Teacher Log-in (also known as School Log-in)
User names and passwords are provided to the educators who officially enroll their schools in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. These user names and passwords are unique for each school year, so the password from a previous year will not work. Enrollment for the 2012-13 Bee program will open in mid-August.
2. Sponsor Log-in
User names and passwords are provided to key contacts for the 270+ organizations sponsor local spelling bee programs.
3. Champion Log-in
User names and passwords are provided to the spellers who will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
If you belong to one of these three groups, please log-in. Otherwise, feel free to explore the public content of our website.