Since 1925, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been held annually for students from all across America, making this one the oldest and most prestigious competitions in spelling.
Students proceed through the stages of spelling challenge from the classroom to the Civic Centre, improving their spelling and growing their vocabulary base as they develop their use of the English language which they take with them for the rest of their lives.
Finalists enjoy the ultimate challenge at the Civic Centre, where their performance is broadcast on television, with the support of their friends, family and teachers.
For more information visit the official website here.
Anyone can join via their school
A pre enrolment fee of $160USD per school or a regular fee of $235USD
In-class practice required plus final events over a 1 week period
School must be enrolled in the Bee. School must apply.