Maryland Sports- The Sports Commission for the State of Maryland- is now the official local spelling bee sponsor for the Scripps National Spelling Bee program across ten (10) counties and the City of Annapolis.
As the host state for the Scripps National Spelling Bee broadcasted on ESPN, we are trying to grow Maryland's participation in this program to show our statewide support of such a fantastic event but also to engage more Maryland kids to participate on the national stage in OUR backyard! The opportunity to participate in a school-level bee to qualify for our local Maryland Sports Spelling Bee is a competition with a level playing field. All kids from K-8 are openly welcome to compete against one another in an open and inviting atmosphere. In addition to improving students’ spelling skills and increasing their vocabularies, spelling bee participation provides valuable experience in developing poise — a necessary skill for success in public speaking, performing arts and athletics.
All schools- public and private- and homeschool students in Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s and Talbot counties and the City of Annapolis are eligible to be enrolled in the program at spellingbee.com. We have locked in the Early Bird registration rate of $151 for the rest of 2017 to spark registrations in these counties. Enrolling a school with the National office automatically enrolls the school/homeschooler in the Maryland Sports Spelling Bee. The winner of the Maryland Sports Spelling Bee with go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, MD.
If you are a parent, teacher, or PTA member in one of these communities you can register your school/homeschooler at spellingbee.com.
For questions about running your school bee, go to spellingbee.com/contact where they can assist you.
For questions specifically about Maryland Sports Spelling Bee, please contact Ashley Harper Cottrell via phone or email below.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium @ St. John's College