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
2022 Arizona Spelling Bee Date
The 2021 Arizona Spelling Bee concluded on March 20, 2021. The 2022 Arizona Spelling Bee date is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, 2022.
Tanish Doshi & the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Tanish Doshi of BASIS Oro Valley is representing the State of Arizona in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Stayed tuned here and on AEF social media for updates on Tanish's progress!
School Enrollment for the 2022 Arizona Spelling Bee
We are currently awaiting news from the Scripps National Spelling Bee to determine when enrollment for the 2022 Arizona Spelling Bee will begin. Enrollment is expected to be available sometime between July and August. Coordinators can learn more here.