2021 Arizona Spelling Bee Champion
BASIS Oro Valley
Arizona Spelling Bee
The Arizona Educational Foundation has served as the sponsor of the Arizona Spelling Bee system since 2001. We host the annual Arizona Spelling Bee, a showdown pitting Arizona's top 27 spellers from across the state in a spectacle of spelling sport! The Arizona Spelling Bee Champion goes on to represent the State of Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Spelling Bees are a great American tradition. Bees help students improve oral and written literacy skills and build self-confidence. Each year, over 200,000 Arizona students participate in Bees that begin in classrooms, take over schools, advance to districts, and then on to regional and county qualifiers.
The 2021 Arizona Spelling Bee occurred on March 20th, 2021 in a virtual format. Tanish Doshi of BASIS Oro Valley came away with a 1st place finish spelling "cadré" in the 25th round.
Arizona Spelling Bee News
APPLY FOR 2022 SPELLING BEE REGISTRATION FEE REIMBURSEMENT
Through partner support, AEF is able to offer reimbursement of Scripps Spelling Bee enrollment fees for the 2022-2023 spelling bee season. To qualify for reimbursement your school must be Title 1 with a minimum of 75% of students receiving free or reduced lunch.
District Pronouncer Guide Released
On 11/4/21 the district pronouncer guide was sent to all district coordinators who have identified themselves to AEF. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam. If it isn't there, please email email@example.com. This note is only for district spelling bee coordinators.
2022 Spelling Bee Registration
Scripps will be opening the 2022 Spelling Bee registration on August 20th, 2021. Please visit www.spellingbee.com on or after that time to register for the 2022 spelling bee. New schools should also visit Arizona Bee 101 to learn more about the Arizona Spelling Bee system.
2022 Arizona Spelling Bee Date
The 2022 Arizona Spelling Bee is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, 2022 and will be held in person at the Madison Arts Center in Phoenix, Arizona.