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
  • Imperial County Office of Education, El Centro
  • KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield
  • Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Studio City
  • Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas
  • Riverside County Office of Education , Riverside
  • 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 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, West Hartford
  • Delaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington
District of Columbia
  • The Washington Informer, Washington
  • Collier County Public Schools, Naples
  • Envision Credit Union, Tallahassee
  • Lee County Spelling Bee, Fort Myers
  • The Miami Herald, Miami
  • WJXT, Jacksonville
  • Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker
  • Hawaii State Spelling Bee, Honolulu
  • Boise State University, Boise
  • Idaho Character Foundation, Coeur d'Alene
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pepper Construction and Wight & Company, Chicago
  • 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-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis
  • Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah
  • No current sponsor.
  • Kansas Press Association, Topeka
  • Olathe Public Schools, Olathe
  • No current sponsor.
  • 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
  • The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven
  • Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids
  • Ludington Daily News, Ludington
  • Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township
  • Oakland Schools Education Foundation, Waterford
  • The County Press, Lapeer
  • The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph
  • 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
  • No current sponsor.
  • 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
  • No current sponsor.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Orange-Ulster BOCES, Goshen
  • ScholarSkills for STARS, New Windsor
  • The Daily Star, Oneonta
  • The Post-Standard, Syracuse
  • Times Union, Albany
  • Watertown Daily Times, Watertown
North Carolina
  • 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
  • No current sponsor.
  • Akron Beacon Journal, Akron
  • Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange
  • ESC of the Western Reserve , Ashtabula
  • Ohio University College of Business, Athens
  • Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem
  • Scripps IT TEST Sponsor, Cincinnati
  • SNSB At-large Region One, Cincinnati
  • SNSB Regional Bee, Cincinnati
  • The Blade, Toledo
  • The Herald-Star, Steubenville
  • The Marietta Times, Marietta
  • The Repository, Canton
  • The Times Leader, Martins Ferry
  • 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
  • Diamond City Sports, Wilkes-Barre
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association and Council for the Advancement of Public Schools , Montgomeryville
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh
  • 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
  • Tennessee Titans , 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
  • Ramar Communications, Lubbock
  • Rapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco
  • Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen
  • San Angelo Area Spelling Bee, San Angelo
  • Sweet Success ATX , Austin
  • 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
  • Rockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg
  • 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
  • Town Hall Seattle, Seattle
  • Wyoming Systems Group of Businesses , Seattle
West Virginia
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston
  • The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg
  • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
  • Sweetwater County BOCES ,
  • Pacific Daily News, Hagatna
Puerto Rico
  • Eureka Enrichment & Learning Center, Inc., San Juan
  • The Telegram, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • WFCU Credit Union, Windsor, Ontario
  • Young Educators Foundation, Accra
  • European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools
  • No current sponsor.
  • Cape Breton University, Sydney
  • SNSB Regional Bee, Cincinnati
The Bahamas
  • The Ministry of Education, Nassau
U.S. Virgin Islands
  • The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas