Skip to main content
CONTACT

Youth Development Services
(707) 646-7601

Ken Scarberry
Director
kscarberry@solanocoe.net

Rebecca Floyd
Project Coordinator
rfloyd@solanocoe.net

Lori Harris
Secretary/Program Analyst
lharris@solanocoe.net

Elementary School Spelling Bee

The 47th Annual Solano County Elementary School Spelling Bee is open to all fourth through sixth-grade students enrolled in public or private schools within Solano County. All Spelling Bee participants will receive a certificate and gold Spelling Bee medallion for their participation. First and second place county winners will be awarded a trophy along with trophies for their schools and will advance to the California Spelling Bee Championships.

Our words come from the Third Version of Webster's International Dictionary. We do not provide an official word list.

2022 Spelling Bee Winners
Spelling Bee County Winners

 

 



First Place: Avery Chizauskie, 6th Grade at Browns Valley Elementary

Second Place: Luke Reed, 6th Grade at David Weir Prep Academy

 

From Left to Right: T-Bird, Luke Reed, Avery Chizauskie, Solano County Superintendent of Schools, Lisette Estrella-Henderson, and SCOE BEE   

How to Participate

  1. All schools must complete submit their School Registration Form by 3:00 PM on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Form MUST be completed by school administrator OR Spelling Bee Advisor.
  2. All participating schools must complete their local Spelling Bee and submit their Participant Registration by 3:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2023. Form MUST be completed by school administrator OR Spelling Bee Advisor.

Information will be provided to the Spelling Bee Contestant guardians and advisors on the date and time of the Round 1 virtual competition via email. When completing the Contestant Certification Form please be sure to verify the email addresses.

Competition Format

The Spelling Bee will consist of two rounds:

  • Round 1 will be a preliminary round held virtually on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. The top 2 spellers from each school will be eligible to participate in Round 1. Each student will be given a list of words to spell with point values based upon the level of difficulty. Spellers will need to have both video and audio capabilities for Round 1
    • Official Rules and Regulations will be posted as the event nears.
    • Sample wordlist
  • Round 2 will be the championship round held at Journey Downtown (308 Main Street, Vacaville) on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The Spellers Orientation will begin at 5:30 PM in the Green Room with the competition starting at 6:15 PM. This will be an in-person competition with limited attendance and potential live streaming capabilities for additional guests. 
    • Official Rules and Regulations will be posted as the event nears.
Timeline of Activities

Date Activity
12/8/22 School Registration. Deadline to submit online registration for county competition
2/17/23 School Spelling Bee Competition deadline (must have held competition)
2/17/23 Contestant Registration deadline
3/15-16/23 Virtual Preliminary Round
4/6/23 Final Round Contestant RSVP deadline
4/11/23 Solano County Spelling Final Round at Journey Downtown