The Scripps National Spelling Bee - sponsored by KACHEA


2018 Spelling Bee

KACHEA will be hosting the 2018 Spelling Bee.  It is a great experience for children to challenge themselves and learn new vocabulary.

If you would like a list for the study words, please send Patricia Dotson an email and she will get those to you. (

Location: The Bee will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1 Fellowship Ln, Kingsport, TN 37660. 

The church is very close to I-26 and off Hwy 93 in Kingsport. (Meadowview area - this is the same location it has been held in the past few years).

Date: January 10th at 1:00 p.m.

 -- Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m.  

        (January 17th is the alternate date, in case of snow.))  

Eligibility: Open to Kindergarten - 8th grade homeschooled students.

- KACHEA members - $3/student, maximum $6/family  
- Non-KACHEA members - $6/student, maximum $12/family
Details: We will have two Bees.   
- 1st-3rd grade
- 3rd-8th grade
               Note: 3rd graders need to choose one level or the other, they cannot compete in both.
Study lists: To receive a copy of the study lists via email, contact Patricia Dotson (