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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 of the Southwest Idaho Spelling Bee, 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.”

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

How Can I Participate in 2019?

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 the 2019 Southwest Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, registration for the bee is finally open! Schools and home-schooling families in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington Counties are eligible to enroll. Enrollment opened August 22nd, with an Early Bird Deadline to enroll of October 15, 2018 and a Final Deadline to enroll of December 16, 2018. The winner of the regional bee, to be held on March 2, 2019 at Boise State University, automatically advances to compete in the national bee for prizes up to $40,000!

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