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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


Boise State University is excited for the upcoming Southwest Idaho Regional Spelling Bee on March 17, 2018! Starting at 10 a.m., the Simplot Ballroom in the Student Union Building will be “buzzing” with excitement as the students give each word their best shot.

The Southwest Idaho Regional Spelling Bee is free to attend and open to the public.

Congratulations to the 2017 champion, Delaney Williams of Highlands Elementary School in Boise! Delaney came out on top of a field of 25 school spelling bee champions from around the region, with the winning word “trattoria.”

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. 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 in late August, with an Early Bird Deadline to enroll in mid-October and a Final Deadline to enroll in mid-December. The winner of the regional bee automatically advances to compete in the national bee for prizes up to $40,000!

For more information, email