The Alabama Spelling Bee, sponsored by Adventure Travel, sends the only Alabama entry to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. area
The spelling bee tradition improves students’ spelling skills and increases their vocabularies. Bee participation also provides valuable experience in developing poise – a necessary skill for public speaking, performing arts, and athletics.
How Does It Work?
The Alabama Spelling Bee program is open to all students, K-8, (public, private, parochial and home-school), whose schools enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program by October 16, 2017, will receive the Early Bird rate of $151. Schools who register between October 17, 2017 and December 17, 2018 will pay the fee of $226.
To compete in the Alabama Spelling Bee, students must win a series of competitions at school, district and county levels. Home-school students compete in home-school district bees to advance to the final home-school “county” bee. County winners advance to the Alabama Spelling Bee in Birmingham to compete for the state championship. The Alabama Spelling Bee winner will represent the state at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.