• 2023 Spelling Bee Schedule
    Date                    Event                                           Location                     
    TBA                     Local School Spelling Bee       
    Feb 21 (TUE)      District Written Spelling Bee
    Feb 24 (TUE)      Regional  Registration Deadline                                    
    Feb 27-Mar 2      Regional Online Qualifying Spelling Bee                                                              
    Mar 24                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, 2022.
              (8) The speller must not have reach his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2022. 
     
    Format:
    • 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 Wednesday 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 Friday, February 25th the Top 3 finishers in the district. 
     
    Tie-Breaker:
    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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