Are you ready to S-P-E-L-L?
Spelling Bee season is ramping up, and this is your chance to be a part of it! Children in eighth grade and below may participate in the spelling bee if their school or homeschool group registered online. Click here to find out if your school is registered.
Last year’s Jackson County Spelling Bee gained international attention as fifth grader Sophia Hoffman and seventh grader Kush Sharma competed for four hours until officials ran out of words. The spellers reconvened two weeks later. After a total of 99 rounds, Kush became the 2014 Jackson County Spelling Bee winner.
This year, the bee is expanding! Now, students in registered schools and homeschool groups in Jackson or Clay County, MO, are also eligible to compete. The winner from the Jackson-Clay County Championship Spelling Bee will represent our area in May at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Kansas City Public Library, Mid-Continent Public Library, The Local Investment Commission (LINC), and The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) proudly bring you this year’s Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee.
If your school or homeschool group has not registered please encourage your teachers, principals, and leaders to enroll today! They can do so at www.spellingbee.com. Register your school before October 15th to secure the Early Bird enrollment fee.
Anna Francesca Garcia
2015 Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee