The Bee is Back! Registration is now open for the 2024 ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union Scripps Regional Spelling Bee! Registration is FREE for the first 25 educators who register (valued at over $200).
To register your school or find out more information about the ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, please email email@example.com. The deadline to enroll is December 18, 2023.
Part of Inspire – ECU ’s community engagement program – the Bee promotes literacy and language arts in a fun and engaging way and provides area youth from grades 1 to 8 the opportunity to compete for a chance to represent the Waterloo Region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
No matter how your school chooses to determine a spelling bee champion, all champions from enrolled schools will move forward to the ECU Regional Spelling Bee. This year’s Regional Spelling Bee is scheduled for Sunday, February 11, 2023, at the Kitchener Public Library Theatre. The winner of the ECU Scripps Regional Spelling Bee will represent our region at the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland and will be awarded various prizes!
13-year-old Eleanor J. from MacGregor Senior Public School in Kitchener won the inaugural ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union Scripps Regional Spelling Bee after spelling the word innovator correctly. At the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Eleanor correctly spelled halala and ultimately tied for 141st place.
The Bee helps students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. In addition to the academic benefits, students also develop important life skills – such as goal setting, time management, and public speaking – that will help them as they advance in school and eventually to successful careers.
For more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, please visit spellingbee.com.