Attending Bee Week?

Competing in the national finals is an impressive accomplishment. For our champion spellers and your families, there is so much information to process in planning your trip to National Harbor, Maryland. The most complete information is available by logging in with your speller credentials by clicking "Login" in the upper right corner of this page. The information below covers some of your most common questions. 

Houston Sends Top Two Winners to DC

In the final regional spelling bee of 2018, Houston is sending its top two spellers from the competition. This year, Pranav Chemudupaty, from Alvin Independent School District, was the champion, and Benjamin Chen, a student at Beaumont Independent School District, was runner-up. Houston is the largest regional competition, with 1,060 enrolled schools. 

Photo credit: Houston Public Media

Garrett Bryner Wins Return Trip to DC

Garrett Bryner, an eighth-grader at Mont Harmon Middle School in Price, Utah, is returning for the second time to the national finals. He correctly spelled “Danube” to win the regional spelling bee sponsored by the Southeast Educational Service Center. Thanks to RSVBee, Garrett's brother, Pierce, also will compete, making them the first-ever set of twins to participate at the same time.

Photo credit: ETV 10News