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The 2016-2017 Orange County Spelling Bee Coordinator's meeting will be held on September 15, 2016, at the Orange County Department of Education: Spelling Bee Coordinator's Meeting Flyer

The Orange County Spelling Bee is sponsored by The Orange County Register and administered by the Orange County Department of Education. Winners from school or district spelling bees participate in the county‚Äôs Preliminary Written Round. The top spellers from the written round advance to the Final Oral Round, where students spell words orally, round-by-round, to determine the top speller in the county. The winner advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington D.C.).

The Orange County Spelling Bee supports California State Standards by encouraging students to improve their spelling and expand their vocabularies which positively affects reading, writing, and oral presentation skills. In addition, spelling bees help strengthen the 21st-century skills of communication and character development that will help students to be successful in school, college, and life. 

All events for the Orange County Spelling Bee are held at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa.

For more information regarding the Spelling Bee please contact Kristin Rigby (714) 966-4435  or