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
  • Imperial County Office of Education, El Centro
  • KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield
  • Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles
  • Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas
  • SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, San Bernardino
  • The Leading Daily, Kirkwood
  • The Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Fresno
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ComEd, An Exelon Company, Chicago
  • ComEd, An Exelon Company, Chicago
  • ComEd, An Exelon Company, 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 Dispatch Argus, Moline
  • Adult Learners, Inc., Lafayette
  • Ball State University - WIPB-TV, Muncie
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis
  • Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah
  • The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne
  • Telegraph Herald, Dubuque
  • Kansas Press Association, Topeka
  • Olathe Public Schools, Olathe
  • Bluegrass Literacy Project, Louisville
  • Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport, Shreveport
  • New Orleans Chapter of The Links , New Orleans
  • Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis
  • Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick
  • Howard County Library, Columbia
  • Maryland Sports, Baltimore
  • The Meakem Group, Bethesda
  • Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown
  • 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
  • Saginaw County Spelling Bee, Saginaw
  • The County Press, Lapeer
  • The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph
  • The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City
  • 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
  • Lefko Literation, Hopatcong
  • Sidelines and Stages ,
  • Somerset County Library System, Bridgewater
  • South Jersey Spelling Bee , Folsom
New Mexico
  • The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque
New York
  • Batavia Newspaper Corporation, Batavia
  • Corning Rotary Club, Corning
  • Finger Lakes Times, Geneva
  • NYC Regional Spelling Bee, New York
  • 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 Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville
  • The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia
  • The Shelby Star, Shelby
  • The Wilson Times, Wilson
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 College of Business, Athens
  • The Blade, Toledo
  • The Herald-Star, Steubenville
  • The Marietta Times, Marietta
  • The Repository, Canton
  • The Times Leader, Martins Ferry
  • The Tribune Chronicle, Warren
  • Tri-County Bee, Ashtabula
  • Unsponsored Region I, Cincinnati
  • Unsponsored Region II, Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9, Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9 , Cincinnati
  • WFMJ Television, Inc, Youngstown
  • KJRH-TV, Tulsa
  • Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma City
  • Pamplin Media Group, Portland
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association and Council for the Advancement of Public Schools , Montgomeryville
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh
  • PSEA NER - Council IV, Wilkes-Barre
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas
  • Ector County Independent School District, Odessa
  • EPISD Education Foundation, El Paso
  • Houston Public Media, Houston
  • Kiwanis Club of Abilene , Abilene
  • KRIS Communications , Corpus Christi
  • Laredo Morning Times, Laredo
  • Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland
  • Rapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco
  • Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen
  • San Angelo Area Spelling Bee, San Angelo
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
  • The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association, San Antonio
  • Victoria Advocate, Victoria
  • Herald Journal, Logan
  • Southeast Education Service Center, Price
  • The City Journals, Salt Lake City
  • VTDigger, Rutland
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Danville
  • Fairfax County Council PTA, Merrifield
  • Four Seasons YMCA, Tazewell
  • InsideNoVa/Prince William, Manassas
  • Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond
  • The Daily Progress and News Virginian, Charlottesville
  • The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg
  • The Kids Clubs of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester
  • 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
  • WFCU Credit Union, Windsor, Ontario
  • Young Educators Foundation, Accra
  • European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools
  • The Japan Times, Tokyo
The Bahamas
  • The Ministry of Education, Nassau
U.S. Virgin Islands
  • The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas
  • Visit Central Florida , Auburndale