2020 Regional Champions

This year, 153 students earned the title of champion at regional spelling bees all over the country and around the world. Before we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee, we hoped to meet these spellers during the week of Memorial Day and cheer them on as they showed off their spelling skills on our national stage.

Instead, we hope to bring the spirit of Bee Week to life online with virtual events for our spellers, special posts to our social media accounts and this roster of extraordinary spellers from communities near and far.

We are so proud of these spellers’ accomplishments and know they will continue to attain extraordinary achievements in the years to come.

We would also like to recognize the local sponsors who made the spelling bee program available to students in their communities, including those who were unable to hold their regional competitions. Our local sponsors are the lifeblood of the Bee, and none of these champions would have qualified for the national finals without them.

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The regional champions included above gained their champion status by winning their areas’ regional spelling bees. However, many of our local sponsors were unable to hold their final competitions due to unprecedented circumstances and local government mandates. We want to honor the following sponsors who brought the spelling bee program to millions of students in their communities at the school level. Our local sponsors’ dedication to educational opportunities for students is commendable.

Sponsor Name City State
Alabama Kiwanis Foundation Birmingham Alabama
Amarillo Globe-News Amarillo Texas
Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Alaska
Arizona Educational Foundation Phoenix Arizona
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Danville Virginia
Bluegrass Literacy Project Louisville Kentucky
Boca Prep International School/Kiwanis of West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Florida
Boise State University Boise Idaho
Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education Loves Park Illinois
Boston Centers for Youth & Families Boston Massachusetts
Charles County Public Schools La Plata Maryland
Charleston Gazette-Mail Charleston West Virginia
Collier County Public Schools Naples Florida
Corning Rotary Club Corning New York
East Bay Times Walnut Creek California
Educational Service Center of Lorain County Elyria Ohio
Eureka Enrichment& Learning Center, Inc. San Juan Puerto Rico
Fairfax County Council PTA Merrifield Virginia
Finger Lakes Times Geneva New York
Four Seasons YMCA Tazewell Virginia
Frederick County Public Libraries Frederick Maryland
Howard County Library Columbia Maryland
Imperial County Office of Education El Centro California
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana
Kansas Press Association Topeka Kansas
Kent Intermediate School District Grand Rapids Michigan
Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville Tennessee
Laredo Morning Times Laredo Texas
LNP Lancaster Pennsylvania
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Lubbock Texas
Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education Decatur Illinois
Maryland Sports Baltimore Maryland
Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit Arden Hills Minnesota
Montana Television Network Bozeman Montana
Monterey County Office of Education Salinas California
New Orleans Chapter of The Links New Orleans Louisiana
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society West Hartford Connecticut
North Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee Wenatchee Washington
North Dakota Association of County Superintendents (NDACS) Bismarck North Dakota
Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication Athens Ohio
Omaha World-Herald Omaha Nebraska
Orlando Sentinel Communications Orlando Florida
PAGE of Wake County Raleigh North Carolina
Pamplin Media Group Portland Oregon
Pennsylvania State Education Association and Council for the Advancement of Public Schools Montgomeryville Pennsylvania
Peoria Journal Star Peoria Illinois
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Portland Maine
Press Communications Neptune New Jersey
Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Virginia
SAGE Publishing Thousand Oaks California
Samoa News Pago Pago American Samoa
San Angelo Area Spelling Bee San Angelo Texas
San Antonio Express-News San Antonio Texas
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools San Bernardino California
Sourcewell Staples Minnesota
South Jersey Spelling Bee Vineland New Jersey
St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Missouri
Texas Christian University Fort Worth Texas
TFCU Long Island New York
The Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque New Mexico
The Blade Toledo Ohio
The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram Clarksburg West Virginia
The County Press Lapeer Michigan
The Daily Item Lynn Massachusetts
The Denver Post Denver Colorado
The Dispatch Argus Moline Illinois
The Free Lance-Star Fredericksburg Virginia
The Gaston Gazette Gastonia North Carolina
The Herald-Star Steubenville Ohio
The Japan Times Tokyo Japan
The Lima News Lima Ohio
The Marietta Times Marietta Ohio
The Martha's Vineyard Times Vineyard Haven Massachusetts
The Miami Herald Miami Florida
The Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Fresno California
The Philadelphia Tribune Philadelphia Pennsylvania
The Press-Enterprise Riverside California
The Public Education Foundation Las Vegas Nevada
The Roanoke Times Roanoke Virginia
The San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego California
The Tribune-Star Terre Haute Indiana
The Valley Breeze Lincoln Rhode Island
The Vindicator Printing Company Youngstown Ohio
The Washington Informer Washington District of Columbia
Theodore D. Young Community Center White Plains New York
Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff Missouri
University of South Dakota Vermillion South Dakota
VTDigger Rutland Vermont
Washington County Public Schools Hagerstown Maryland
Washington Daily News Washington North Carolina
WCPO 9 Cincinnati Ohio
West Austin Chamber of Commerce Austin Texas
Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs Wyoming
Williams Comfort Air Carmel Indiana
Winston-Salem Regional Bee Winston-Salem North Carolina
WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit Michigan
Yoon's English School Seoul South Korea