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Spelling Bee

 
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Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in K12’s first annual Spelling Bee for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.!

 

Here is the schedule for all OVCA grade-band school competitions:

Round 1: The School Bee

All Bees to be held in January for each grade-band as follows:

3rd – 5th:  Friday, January 14th at 2:30pm

6th - 8th:  Friday, January 21st at 2:30pm

9th - 12th:  Friday, January 28th at 2:30pm

 

The three winners from each school will receive a prize and move on to the Regional Bee.

Round 2: State Bee

Round 3: The Regional Bee

Dates: TBD

The three winners from each school will participate in a virtual state and/or regional spelling bee where prizes will be awarded to the top spellers from each grade-band.

The three winners from each region will receive a prize and move on to the National bee.

Round 4: The National Bee*

The regional winners and their chaperone will be flown to Washington D.C., where they will compete in the National Bee at the K12 headquarters in Herndon, VA.*

 

The Grand Prize will be awarded to the overall top speller.

Prizes will also be awarded to the top speller in each category:

3rd–5th grade

6th–8th grade

9th–12th grade

 

*The National Bee is scheduled to be an in-person event in Herndon, VA, in late May 2022. If the CDC recommends that such in-person events are not advisable at this time, the National Bee will be held virtually.