I wan out of my sight!!!
I am not an amazing speller like some of you all out there, but I just wanted to share my story about the 3rd grade classroom bee. I remember how nervous I was and the thumping of my heart, my first word was destiny and to me that was a sign that I was meant to win, I watched my friends get out on words like flexible and screaming in my head to them about how it was an I not an A. Eventually I did win just as I had predicted. I was very happy.
My dream began with an impromptu classroom spelling bee, but it grew with the help of a movie. This movie was Akeelah and the Bee. While this movie is a fictional docudrama, it inspired me to have a goal in my spelling bee journey and to believe that anything is possible. After watching this movie, I believed in my dream of making it to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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If we receive 225 or fewer applications, all applicants will receive invitations. If there are 226 or more applications, we will base invitation decisions on a point system.
For school spelling bee champions, the following point values will apply:
Yes, in order to apply for RSVBee, a student must be the school spelling bee champion for the 2017-2018 school year.
Are there any concerns RSVBee might be considered unfair for those who can’t afford the program or unfair for some spellers?
RSVBee is our sincere effort to take a step toward fairness. We believe the National Finals are as fair as possible, but the path to Bee Week is not a consistent or equal journey. Throughout our 90-year history, we have had sponsored regions and unsponsored regions. This means students in a sponsored county have a shot at advancing to the National Finals while students in a neighboring county without a sponsor have no shot. The sizes of sponsored regions also are not created equal — only one speller in all of Georgia can currently advance to D.C., while Ohio sends 18 spellers.