The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis. Each year, more than 11 million students around the world participate in the Bee program – a program made popular through successful live television broadcasts on ESPN; the Oscar-nominated documentary, Spellbound; the Tony award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; and the critically acclaimed motion picture, Akeelah and the Bee.
Between now and October 15th, your public, private, or home school co-op can register with Scripps to become eligible to participate in the 2015 Frederick County Spelling Bee and to avoid the additional fee when early bird enrollment ends. Regular enrollment will be available from October 16th to December 12th.
The winner of the 2015 Frederick County Spelling Bee, to be held at the Jack B. Kussmaul (JBK) Theater at Frederick Community College on March 14th at 1:30pm (snow date March 21st), will continue on his or her quest for spelling glory at the nationally televised 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Don’t miss your chance to participate – talk to your school about registering right away. Schools may register online at spellingbee.com.
Wondering if you’re eligible to participate? The Spelling Bee is open to all students in eighth grade or lower who have not turned fifteen before August 31, 2014. For complete eligibility information, the official rules for the 2015 Frederick County Spelling Bee will be posted shortly, and the Contest Rules of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are available at spellingbee.com/eligibility.
We are very excited about this opportunity and we hope you will be, too. If you or your teachers have any questions, first take a look at the Scripps website; they have a good FAQ page. If you have further questions, please contact Caroline O’Connell at the Brunswick Library at (301)600-7255. We hope this spells success for Frederick County!