Tulare County Spelling Championship
Tulare County Office of Education Administration Building, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia (New Location!)
Thursday, March 9, 2023
The Tulare County Spelling Championship is coordinated by the Tulare County Office of Education in partnership with the Times-Delta Media Group (Visalia Times-Delta / Tulare Advance Register). This event is open to all fourth through eighth grade Tulare County students (public, private & homeschool). The county spelling champion will have the opportunity to go on to represent Tulare County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland in June 2023!
Schools may register for this event by submitting this Intent to Participate form by December 15, 2022. Upon receipt of the Intent to Participate, we will register your school for both the Tulare County Spelling Championship and the Scripps National Spelling Bee Program. The fee to participate is $40 per school (TCOE will pay $135 of the $175 Scripps registration fee).
Preliminary rounds are conducted at the school sites with classroom and/or school-wide spelling bees. The top two students from each school (one champion and one alternate) are eligible to attend the countywide championship. Each year over 100 spellers are expected to compete. NOTE: Only one student per school (the champion speller) will participate in the county spelling bee. Alternates will only spell in the competition if the champion speller from their school is unable to participate.
• Britannica Online for Kids: A one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids to award to your school champion.
If your school enrolls on or before September 30, your school receives TWO one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids.
• Awards: first, second, and third place trophies; cash awards and prizes will be awarded.
Spelling Bees - How do you spell w-o-r-t-h-w-h-i-l-e?
Let's help students improve their spelling skills and increase their vocabularies – all through the fun of spelling bees! There are many benefits from this fun activity.
Tulare County Office of Education
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091