Regional Spelling Bee

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    Help your students build confidence, work towards a goal and improve their spelling by participating in the Spelling Bee. It helps promote literacy, aid children in learning concepts, improving 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. The winner from the district will advance to the Regional Bee in Redwood Falls. The four regional winners will then participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee in Furgus 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 2019-20 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
    Target Audience - Grades 5-8

Registration Information

  • In order to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee event in Redwood Falls, SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH SWWC SC and with Scripps National Spelling Bee. 
    Schools then hold a Local Bee in each school building (elementary and middle) with those winners competing in a District Bee prior to January 22. The top one or two winners are then sent to the Regional Bee. The number of students attending the Regional Bee from each district is determined by the size of your school. One speller per 1,000 students based on a K-12 enrollment. For rules and procedures, see the handbook on the right.
    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 do not want to give others an unfair advantage.
    • Early School Fee: $165 from May 1 - October 15, 2019
    • Standard School Fee: $240 from October 16 - December 29, 2019
    • Registration Fee: $100 per student attending the Regional Bee
    • Registration deadline: November 5, 2019
    NO registrations will be accepted after the final deadline
    District Winner Form & Participation Form due to SWWC by Due January 22, 2020 (now google forms)
    News Release - add photos and take to your local newspaper - (available after event)
    Photos and Media: By participating in this event you are giving SWWC permission to use any audio/video recordings and photographs that are taken during the event. 
    2020 Regional Spelling Bee Winners - February 4, 2020
    1st Place: Reese Magnuson – 8 – Glencoe-Silver Lake Public School
    2nd Place: Gracie Crooks – 7 – Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Public School
    3rd Place: Karsten Springborg – 6 – Holy Redeemer Catholic School - Marshall
    4th Place: Lydia Talsma – 6 – Edgerton Christian Elementary
    5th Place Alternate: Toni Pritchard – 8 – Ortonville James Knoll Elementary


    • Check-in - 9:00
    • Written Round: 9:40
    • Oral Rounds: 10:00
    • Lunch 11:00  on your own
    • Spell-Down: 12:30
    • Awards Ceremony at 1:30
    • *Schedule is subject to change based on time needed for each component.

Bee Dates

  • Regional Spelling Bee
    Redwood Falls, MN
    February 4, 2020
    (snow date - February 5)
    Multi-Region State Bee
    Fergus Falls, MN
    February 18, 2020
    (snow date - February 19)
    National Bee
    May 24-May 29, 2020
    Washington, D.C.

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