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The San Diego ​​​​​​Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee

The San Diego Union-Tribune COuntywide Spelling Bee logoThe 49th annual San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee is open to 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students in a 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 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C., area in May.

A school must be registered with Scripps with fees submitted by Oct. 16, 2017, in order to ensure participation in the countywide spelling bee. School champion winner and runner-up information is due​ by Feb. 9. For more information contact Nicole Shina, 858-292-3850​. 

Spelling bee competitors, parents or guardians, and school leaders

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