Local & Regional Spelling Bee 2016
Local & Regional Spelling Bee 2015
Regional & State Spelling Bee 2014
A Spelling Bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell English words. The United States National Spelling Bee was started in 1925 by The Courier-Journal, the newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky.Today, National Spelling Bee competitions for English are held in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, India and Pakistan among others.
In the United States, spelling bees are annually held from local levels up to the level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee which awards a cash prize to the winner. The National Spelling Bee is sponsored by English-language newspapers and educational foundations; it is also broadcast on ESPN. Since 2006, the National Spelling Bee's championship rounds have been broadcast on ABC live.
The final authority for words is the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary, the Webster's Third New International Dictionary. The annual study list is available from Scripps, online at http://www.spellingbee.com.
2016 - 2017 Spelling Bee Contestants
(1) Richie Johnson-grade 5, Jonah Knick-grade 7, Liberty Johnson-grade 6, Cecilia Nelson-grade 7, Max Gronwold-grade 7, Brodie Ecker-grade 6, Gabbi Cole-grade 5. (2) Evan Paulson-grade 8, Cailey Schlosser-grade 8, Jacob Rein-grade 8, Jaden Norby-grade 8, Mekayla Danielson-grade 8, Kate Jensen-grade 8, Kaylee Schlundt-grade 7, Maddison Burak-grade 6. (absent) Kennady Skougard-grade 5.
2016-2017 Ashby SPELLING BEE Runner-Up Mekayla Danielson (grade 8),
Spelling Bee Champion Kennady Skougard (grade 5).