Greater Grand Rapids
Spelling Bee 

The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee is a qualifying bee. The winner earns a spot and a trip to the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee! Spelling bees helps students to improve their spelling, expand their vocabularies, learn language concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives. 

2019 Bee

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Important 2019 Dates

Dates to remember for this year's Bee:

  • School Spelling Bee Results reported to County Coordinator by January 18th
  • Regional Spelling Bees on February 12th - Multiple Regional Sites
  • Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee on March 19th - Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Registration Information

2 Step Registration for Schools

Schools need to register with both Scripps AND the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee in two steps. The spelling bee is for students grades 3-8. 

Step 1:

Register with Scripps National Spelling Bee

You MUST register with Scripps no later than December 15th to participate in the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee. A late fee of $75 dollars applies after October 16th. 

Step 2:

Register your school with the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

Ottawa Area ISD Schools, please contact Karen Kooiker for registration information

Parents

If you are interested in having your child participate in the Spelling Bee, please contact your child's school building for more information.

Donate to the Bee

What will your donation do for the Spelling Bee?

Donations support study aids, regional awards, printing, postage, Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee refreshments and incentives, and help send our winner to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Sponsorship Levels

Business Sponsorship Levels

See details of what each sponsorship includes

  • $3,500 Presenting Sponsor  
  • $1,500-$3,499 Honey Hive 
  • $750-1,499 Honey Pot
  • $500-$749 Bee Keeper
  • $250-$499 Honey Bee 
  • Other

Foundation Sponsorship Levels

Multiple sponsorship levels allow foundations to select the one that fits them best.

  • $1,000 helps pay to get our Great Grand Rapids Spelling Bee Champion to the Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • $500 helps pay for Study Guides for students
  • $250 helps pay for snacks for student participants during regional spelling bees
  • Other

Considering a donation?

Please contact James Hissong                               

School Bee Winner Form

Was your student a 2019 School Bee winner? 

Fill out the Winner Form by January 18, 2019