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2024 Spelling Bee Schedule
Date Event Location
TBA Local School Spelling Bee
Feb 20 (TUE) District Written Spelling Bee
Feb 23 (FRI) Regional Registration Deadline Cancelled
Feb 26-29 Regional Online Qualifying Spelling Bee Cancelled
Mar 222 Alaska State Spelling Bee Live @ ANC: Performing Arts Center
May TBA National Spelling Bee National Arbor, Maryland

Eligible Participants:

5th-8th Grade Students with the following restrictions specified by Scripps.

1. Eligibility:
3) The speller must not have beyond the eighth grade on or before August 31, 2023.
(8) The speller must not have reach his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2023.


  • Format: Written Test
  • # of Words: 50
  • Winner determined by highest number of words spelled correctly.

Written Test Process:

  1. District Activities Coordinator will email the 50 words in the format of the pronouncer guide along with scoring key that Tuesday at 10:00 AM to the Site Principals.
  2. Site Principal & Spelling Bee Coach will oversee the administration of the written test.
  3. The Pronouncer will announce each word along with it used in a sentence.
    1. Student may still ask for the definition if they wish.
    2. Pronouncer should move onto the next word after 1 min has passed.

Scoring & Submission:

  1. All spelling sheets should be scored.
  2. Top 3 scores from each school should be submitted to the District Activities Coordinator for review.
  3. District Activities Coordinator will announce on Wednesday, February 21st the Top 3 finishers in the district.

In the event there is a tie for 1st Place, a new written test composed of 25 words will be administered until 1 student outscores the other.

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