Maine State Spelling Bee

What is the Maine State Spelling Bee?

The Maine State Spelling Bee is an event brought to you by MaineToday Media. The spelling bee is a tradition that not only improves students’ spelling skills but also provides a valuable experience for developing skills such as public speaking and stage presence.

The Maine State Spelling Bee is the state competition and sends only one competitor to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C.

The next Maine State Spelling Bee will be held March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Hannaford Lecture Hall on the USM campus.

How does it work?
The Maine State Spelling Bee is open to all students (public, private, home-school, etc), whose schools enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee (http://www.spellingbee.com). To compete in the Maine State Spelling Bee, students must win the local/school bee and the county bee. Each School will send two students to the county level where they will compete for the position to carry onto the state bee. Each county will send only one student to compete in the Maine State Spelling Bee. The champion of the Maine State Spelling Bee will proceed to the national level where they will represent the state of Maine at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

 

Please contact Christine Sobiech with questions or for more information.

csobiech@mainetoday.com / 207-791-6611