Regional Spelling Bee

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    All nine Minnesota Service Cooperatives have collaborated as one regional partner. This allows Minnesota to send NINE Regional Bee Champions to the Scripps National Spelling Bee compared to the five in previous years. We are excited to give more students from Minnesota the opportunity to represent our state and compete with other kids around the United States.  
    Let's help students build confidence, improve academic achievements, expand their vocabulary and work towards goals by encouraging them to participate in the Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee helps promote literacy, improves comprehension and can develop study skills. Register your school today and give students the challenge of spelling words.
    The Spelling Bee is a series of spelling contests starting with your classroom, school building, then district level. The winner from the district will advance to the Regional Bee in Redwood Falls. One regional winner will then advance to the National Spelling Bee. It is an all-expenses paid trip for the winners (including one adult) to compete in the 2023-24 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland.
    A special "Thank you" to those who help make the Spelling Bee happen; the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC SC), Minnesota Service Cooperatives, Lathrop GPM, Medica, Wex, Merriam-Webster, Encyclopedia Britannica.

Regional Spelling Bee Results

  • To all the students who made it to the Regional Spelling Bee, CONGRATULATIONS!

    The Champion going to the National Scripps Spelling Bee is Holland Vogel from Murray County Central! 

     The top three place winners at the 2024 Regional Spelling Bee:

    Holland Vogal, 8th grade from Murray County Central
    Cailyn Buss, 8th grade from Central MN Christian
    Urban Jacobson, 6th grade from Marshall Middle School

    Here are the results from the afternoon spelldown: Spelldown results

Registration Information

  • SBOur first place winner will now go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
    A total of nine winners from Minnesota will go on to the National Bee.
    Eligibility: students in grades 5-8
    In order to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee event in Redwood Falls, SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH SWWC Service Cooperative and with Scripps National Spelling Bee. 
    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 cannot give others an unfair advantage.

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    Merriam-Webster is a prize donor.

    Early Enrollment Fee: $185

      • August 20, 2024 through October 31, 2024
    • Enrollment School Fee: $199.00
      • November 1, 2024 through January 31, 2025
    • Registration Fee: $100 per student attending the Regional Bee
    • Registration deadline: November 21, 2024
    • Classroom & School Bee's can start at any time.
    NO registrations will be accepted after the final deadline.
    District Winner & Participation Form Submission:
    Due to SWWC no later than February 4, 2025

Bee Dates

  • Regional Spelling Bee
    February 18, 2025
    Redwood Falls, MN
    (snow date Feb. 19)
    National Spelling Bee
    Starts on May 27-30, 2025
    National Harbor, Maryland

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