ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union
Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

As part of Inspire – ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union’s community engagement program – the Bee promotes literacy and language arts in a fun and engaging way, and provides area youth from grades 4 to 8 the opportunity to compete for a chance to represent the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and GTA communities at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Arshan Shahriar, a grade 4 student at Selwyn Elementary School in Toronto, won the 2024 ECU Scripps Regional Spelling Bee in February 2024 by correctly spelling the winning word hijab!

To enroll your school for 2025, or to find out more information about the bee, please email! 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—like 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