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Scripps Southwest Idaho Regional Spelling Bee

Young girl named Naysa spells at the microphone at the national bee.

Scripps National Spelling Bee/Mark Bowen



Congratulations to the 2018 champion, Savannah Huber of Challenger School – Everest! Savannah came out on top of a field of 27 school spelling bee champions from around the region, with the winning word “deify.” Make sure to watch coverage of the Scripps Spelling Bee starting May 27 on ESPN to watch Savannah and the 518 other spelling champions across the country compete for prizes and the title of the Scripps Spelling Bee Champion!

Think you can keep up with these amazing spellers? Take the Test here and find out!

How Can I Participate Next Year?

If you are a school or a home-schooling family with students in the 3rd to 8th grades and you are interested in participating in next year’s Southwest Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, please come back to this webpage in Summer 2018 for information about enrolling in the 2019 regional bee to be held on March 2, 2019. Schools and home-schooling families in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington Counties will be eligible to enroll. Enrollment will open August 22nd, with an Early Bird Deadline to enroll of October 17, 2018 and a Final Deadline to enroll of January 30, 2019. The winner of the regional bee automatically advances to compete in the national bee for prizes up to $40,000!

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