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
  • Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Jacksonville
  • Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, San Francisco
  • Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, San Francisco
  • Imperial County Office of Education, El Centro
  • 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 Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Fresno
  • The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
  • 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
  • Visit Central Florida , Auburndale
  • WJXT, Jacksonville
  • Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker
  • Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker
  • Hawaii State Spelling Bee, Honolulu
  • 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
  • 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
  • Regional Office of Education #47, Sterling
  • The Daily Journal, Kankakee
  • 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
  • Northeast Indiana Regional Spelling Bee, 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
  • Charles County Public Schools, La Plata
  • Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick
  • Howard County Library, Columbia
  • Maryland Sports, Baltimore
  • The Meakem Group, Bethesda
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston
  • The Daily Item, Lynn
  • Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids
  • Ludington Daily News, Ludington
  • Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township
  • 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
  • Park Hill School District, Park Hill
  • Raymore-Peculiar School District, Peculiar
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis
  • Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff
  • Montana Television Network, Bozeman
  • 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
  • Press Communications, Neptune
  • Sidelines and Stages , Maplewood
  • SNSB At-Large Region Two, Princeton
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
  • Times Herald-Record, Middletown
  • Times Union, Albany
  • Watertown Daily Times, Watertown
North Carolina
  • Carolina Panthers, Charlotte
  • Carolina Panthers, Charlotte
  • Carolina Panthers, Charlotte
  • Carolina Panthers, Charlotte
  • 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 State Spelling Bee, Bismarck
  • Akron Beacon Journal, Akron
  • Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange
  • Ohio Regional Spelling Bee, Dayton
  • Ohio University College of Business, Athens
  • Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem
  • SNSB At-large Region One, Cincinnati
  • The Blade, Toledo
  • The Herald-Star, Steubenville
  • The Marietta Times, Marietta
  • The Repository, Canton
  • The Times Leader, Martins Ferry
  • Tri-County Bee, Ashtabula
  • WCPO 9, Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9 , Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9, Cincinnati
  • WFMJ Television, Inc, Youngstown
  • KJRH-TV, Tulsa
  • Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma City
  • Nyssa School District, Nyssa
  • Pamplin Media Group, Portland
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton
  • Diamond City Sports, Wilkes-Barre
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association and Council for the Advancement of Public Schools , Montgomeryville
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh
  • 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
  • Tennessee Titans, Nashville
  • University of Memphis, Memphis
  • Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas
  • Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas
  • Ector County Independent School District, Odessa
  • EPISD Education Foundation, El Paso
  • Houston Public Media, Houston
  • Houston Public Media, Houston
  • Kiwanis Club of Abilene , Abilene
  • KRIS Communications , Corpus Christi
  • Laredo Morning Times, Laredo
  • Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland
  • Ramar Communications, Lubbock
  • 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
  • West Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin
  • West Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin
  • Herald Journal, Logan
  • Southeast Education Service Center, Price
  • The City Journals, Salt Lake City
  • No current sponsor.
  • 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 Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg
  • The Roanoke Times, Roanoke
  • The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk
  • Town Hall Seattle, Seattle
West Virginia
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston
  • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
  • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
  • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
  • Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs
  • No current sponsor.
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