Each year, the state’s best spellers in K-8 come together for the Arizona Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Eight, Arizona PBS the annual event is taped at the Eight studios on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University. The winner and an escort receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with spellers from across the nation.
The Spelling Bee challenges children to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment. The finalists must first win a series of competitions at local, district and regional or county levels.
The Arizona Spelling Bee 2010 is made possible, in part, by support from the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Student, Grade, School, City County
Parker Greer, 8, St. Johns Middle School, St. Johns - Apache
Cheyenne Davis, 7, St. David School, St. David - Cochise