Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Each year, nearly 80 students from Nebraska and western-Iowa compete in the Omaha World-Herald's Midwest Spelling Bee. The students earn the right to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee by winning their county or district bees. The winner of the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete against champion spellers from across the country in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the end of May. The Omaha World-Herald is proud to sponsor The Midwest Spelling Bee since 1929.

2020 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee Information


The Omaha World-Herald has made the decision to cancel the Midwest Spelling Bee scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020. Any update on scheduling will be sent via email to the County Coordinators on file as well as posted here.

The spelling bee will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Scottish Rite Masonic Temple
202 S 20th St
Omaha, Ne 68102

Students who participate in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee MUST be from a school (or home school family) registered with Scripps. You can register here.

Scripps registration information, deadlines and prices are as follows:
• $147 for schools from May 1, 2019, through October 15, 2019
• $105 for individual home school families from May 1, 2019, through October 15, 2019
• $222 for schools from October 16, 2019, through December 20, 2019
• $180 for individual home school families from October 16, 2019, through December 20, 2019


2019 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee Results

Champion
Payton Smidt 7th Grade, Tri County Public Schools, DeWitt, Nebraska
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Contact Information

Sue Violi
Midwest Spelling Bee Coordinator
Omaha World-Herald
1314 Douglas Street, Suite 600
Omaha, NE 68102
Tel: 402-444-1486
E-mail: sue.violi@owh.com

Nicole Dittoe
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Sponsorship and Operations Assistant
Ph: 513-898-4033
Fax: 513-977-3808
Email: nicole.dittoe@scripps.com or
bee@scripps.com