Eight Missouri students will be competing in this year’s national spelling bee.
In 39 days, eight Missouri students – grades 5th through 8th – will begin participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This year’s contest will include 209 spellers all vying for the treasured championship trophy. According to the bee, spellers will begin competing virtually in the first of three rounds on June 12.
The semifinals are scheduled for June 27, and the top 10-12 spellers will move to the finals in person on July 8 at Walt Disney World. Missouri’s spelling whiz kids are from across the state, including Poplar Bluff, Columbia, Rolla, St. Joseph, and the Kansas City, and St. Louis areas.
STATIONS: TO FIND OUT WHICH STUDENTS ARE PARTICIPATING, GO TO https://www.missourinet.com/2021/05/03/meet-missouris-national-spelling-bee-participants/