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 28-30, 2013.
The Arizona Spelling Bee 2013 aired Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. on Eight HD.
An Eight original production made possible by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
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 27 winners from the county spelling bees competed in the 2013 Arizona Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to all the contestants!