Each year, the state's best spellers in grades 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 Arizona Spelling Bee 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 our nation’s capital to compete with spellers from across the U.S. on May 30-31, 2012.
The Arizona Spelling Bee 2012 aired Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. and will air again Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.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.