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Spelling Bee

This school year Centennial's Spelling Bee competition was held on January 15, 2013.

Rebecca Kreeger, 5th grade, won 1st place at our school competition. Ryan Dunford, 5th grade, was runner up. Both students went on to represent Centennial in the District Spelling Bee competition.

The Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and 267 sponsors in the United States, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

Sponsorship is available on a limited basis to daily and weekly newspapers serving English-speaking populations around the world. Each sponsor organizes a spelling bee program in its community with the cooperation of area school officials: public, private, parochial, charter, virtual, and home schools.

Schools enroll with the national office to ensure their students are eligible to participate and to receive the materials needed to conduct classroom and school bees. During enrollment, school bee coordinators receive their local sponsor's program-specific information”local dates, deadlines, and participation guidelines.

The official study booklet is available free online at

The champion of each sponsor's final spelling bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington, D.C.


Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.


In general, the program is open to elementary and middle school students. A complete list of eligibility requirements may be found in the Rules for Local Spelling Bees.