Team Spelling Bee
Teams of 4 participate in the Bee and represent local businesses, law firms, alumni groups, school administrators and staff and community organizations. We always look forward to seeing where the next new teams may come from. Each team is made up of three members, and four teams compete in a Round Swarm. The winner of each swarm buzzes their way to compete in the championship swarm. The champions take home the coveted Golden Stinger trophy to keep for their reigning year.
The Bee does not involve solo spelling. All teams in a round spell words simultaneously. The emcee announces the word and the three team members can collaborate on the spelling of a word before writing down their answer on the slate provided. Teams have 25 seconds and then must display their answer. Teams that correctly spell the word continue. Each speller is provided a study guide with most of the spelling words approximately one month prior to the Bee. See our official Spelling Bee Rules and the Study Guide.
If you prefer not to spell but would like to participate, any and all donations are welcome. Each year, approximately 10-15 high school or non-profit community teams are sponsored by generous individuals, families and local businesses.
Contact the Bee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Special Thank you to this year's Bronze Sponsor: