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 Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 aired Tuesday, April
12, 2011 at 8 p.m. on Eight HD.
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.