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ROE #47 coordinates the delivery of the regional spelling bee each February. Each school with fifth through eighth grade students can send a school champion to compete in the Regional Bee. The winner of this regional bee competes in Washington, D.C., in the National Spelling Bee in May. Sponsors cover the expenses of the trip for the winner and one adult.

February 16, 2023
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Dixon High School Auditorium

1st National Bank in Amboy
Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Office of Education
Sauk Valley Media

Winners of elementary school contests, grades 5 through 8, in
Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties will be competing for the regional
championship; the winner will compete in the Scripps National Spelling

Winner: TBA

2nd Place: TBA

3rd Place: TBA

Winner will compete in the National Spelling Bee!

Other prizes:
2023 United States Mint Proof Set
Online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica
Online subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
Amazon Gift Cards
Medals and pins