The Scripps National Spelling Bee - sponsored by KACHEA


2018 Details TBA

Congrats to the 2017 Official Spelling Bee Winner - Iona Blackburn!

Joseph Dotson 2nd place, Hope Henson 3rd place

1st - 3rd grade Bee Winners: Becca Taylor 1st place & Kyneswhite Blackburn 2nd place 

Eligibility: Open to Kindergarten - 8th grade homeschooled students

Cost: KACHEA members - $2/student, maximum $5/family; non-KACHEA members - $5/student, maximum $10/family

Details: The KACHEA Spelling Bee will be held in two parts:

Part 1 - Students in grades K-3* will compete together in a bee for younger students. The K-3 bee word list will begin with words from the 1st grade study list and will gradually increase in difficulty, very likely reaching words above 3rd grade level.

Part 2 - Students in grades 4-8 will compete in our official school bee. The official school bee word list includes words from the graded study lists and advances to words from Merriam-Webster Third New International Dictionary. The winner of this bee will be recognized as our school spelling champion and will advance to the News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee (final local spelling bee) in Knoxville.

*3rd grade students may compete in either bee but not both

Study lists: To receive a copy of the study lists via email, contact Patricia Dotson (