The Scripps National Spelling Bee - sponsored by KACHEA

(www.spellingbee.com

KACHEA  2019  Spelling Bee

Place and time to be announced, but it is usually the second or third week in January.

Open from Kindergarten - 8th grade homeschooled students

For an email copy of the study lists please contact Patricia Dotson-npdotson@aol.com

The KACHEA Spelling Bee will be held in two parts:

- 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.

- 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.