The 48th annual San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee is open to 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students in public or private school with a combined enrollment of 30 or more children. The overall winner of the countywide Spelling Bee will be awarded the title of Spelling Bee Champion, and will win an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C., area in May.
- 9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017
San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park
2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego
Off Park Boulevard at Presidents Way
(near the San Diego Air and Space Museum)
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A school must be registered with Scripps by Oct. 14, 2016, in order to ensure participation in the countywide spelling bee. School champion winner and runner-up information is due by Feb. 10. For more information contact Nicole Shina, 858-292-3850.
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