Regional Spelling Bee

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    Help your students, in grades 5-8, build confidence, improve academic achievements, expand their vocabulary and work towards goals by participating in the Spelling Bee. It helps promote literacy, improves comprehension and can develop study skills. Register your school today to give your students the challenge of spelling words.
    The Spelling Bee is a series of spelling contests starting at your local school and district level. The winner from the district will advance to the Regional Bee in Redwood Falls. The top four regional winners will then participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee in Fergus Falls. That winner will then advance to the National Spelling Bee. The champion of our Multi-Region Spelling Bee will win an all-expenses-paid trip (including one adult) to compete in the 2022-23 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

Registration Information

  • Eligibility: students in grades 5-8
    Do not need to be an SWWC member to participate.
    In order to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee event in Redwood Falls, SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH SWWC Service Cooperative and with Scripps National Spelling Bee. 
    There can be NO Livestreaming or video taping of the Spelling Bee Competitions. The words that are provided by Scripps are used all around the country; therefore, we cannot give others an unfair advantage.

    Scripps -
    • Enrollment School Fee: $175.00
    • Scripps Open Enrollment starts: August 22, 2022 to December 31, 2022
    • Registration Fee: $100 per student attending the Regional Bee
    • Registration deadline: November 10, 2022
    • Do not need to be an SWWC member to participate.
    NO registrations will be accepted after the final deadline.
    District Winner & Participation Form Submission:
    Due to SWWC no later than January 24, 2023
    Spelldown First Name Last Name Grade School District
    1st Place Alex Sturrock 8 True Light Christian
    2nd Place Charlie Hanson 8 Lac que Parle Valley Public School
    3rd Place Roman Gaul 7 Marshall Middle School
    4th Place Jayden Gleis 8 Murray Cty Central Public School
    5th - Alternate Charles Thompson 6 Marshall Middle School


Bee Dates

  • Regional Spelling Bee,
    February 7, 2023
    Redwood Falls, MN
    (snow date Feb. 8)
    Multi-Region State Bee,
    February 21, 2023
    Fergus Falls, MN
    (snow date Feb. 23)
    National Bee,
    May/June 2023
    Washington, D.C.

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