2020-21 Ashby Spelling Bee Champion
5th Grader Jessie Olson
2017-18 Ashby Spelling Bee Champion
8th grader Evan Paulson
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.
2020-21 Spelling Bee Contestants