Posted on: February 9, 2017

County hosts 2017 Spelling BEE

Coconino County’s top-spellers will battle for spelling supremacy on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Coconino High School.

As many as 18 students will compete in this year’s contest.

The 2017 Coconino County Spelling BEE consists of home, public, charter and private school-students from the County who won their school or district Spelling Bee. The County BEE will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will be held in Coconino High’s mini-auditorium, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

Each year the Rotary Clubs from Flagstaff, Grand Canyon and Williams donate the monetary prizes for the top three spellers. The clubs also provide experienced and qualified judges who determine if the contestants have spelled the words correctly.

The winner of the County Spelling BEE will advance to compete with 26 other top spellers at the state level. The Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Eight/AZ PBS, 500 N. Central Ave., 6th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

The winner of the state bee will represent Arizona at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in late May or early June of 2017.

The County Spelling BEE is coordinated and hosted annually by the County Superintendent of Schools Office. Spectators are welcome to attend.

For information please contact Kim Graves at (928) 679-8070 or e-mail kgraves@coconino.az.gov.

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