From HOW eNews Issue 11, Volume 1|
REGISTRATION DEADLINE DEC 18th
REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEARS FOR WYOMING SPELLING BEE
December 18 is the deadline for registration with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. To participate, students must either attend a school that is registered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program or if home schooled, register with Scripps directly.
Homeschoolers may enroll as groups or associations through Scripps and pay the same fee applied to traditional schools ($99) OR homeschoolers may enroll as home school families through Scripps and pay the family fee ($10). Those that enroll as families are still responsible for ensuring their participation in a pre-qualifying competition.
Please visit www.spellingbee.com for registration information, including details about entry fees and eligibility.
The Wyoming State Spelling Bee will be held March 13 at the University of Wyoming. The university and the AARP National Spelling Bee are sponsoring the event.
To compete at the state level for a chance to represent Wyoming at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, students must first qualify through an elimination bee, which must be held on or before March 1.
The champion of the Wyoming State Spelling Bee winner wins an expenses-paid trip to the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., next spring.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the longest running educational promotion, starting in 1925. This is the second year UW will host the Wyoming bee. The Cheyenne-based organizers of the AARP National Spelling Bee will officiate at the local competition.
"We are glad to offer our experience holding spelling bees for people age 50 and older to ensure that the students of Wyoming get a chance to compete on the local, state and national level," AARP National Spelling Bee Chairwoman Pat Johnson says. "It's wonderful that the University of Wyoming is willing to offer this opportunity to young students to challenge themselves and showcase their talents."
For study tips, qualifications, and more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee or the state spelling bee, visit the Web site www.spellingbee.com or contact the Wyoming State Spelling Bee at firstname.lastname@example.org