Spelling Bee

  • 2024 Interior Alaska Spelling Bee
    Saturday, February 24, 2024
    West Valley High, Performing Arts Center


    Congratulations to our 2024 Spelling Bee Winners!!!!

    2024 Spelling Bee winners


    1st Place

    Elden Wier, 7th Grade, Ben Eielson Jr High

    2nd Place 

    Sydney Seavey, 7th Grade, Barnette Magnet

    3rd Place tie

    Hope Morton, 8th Grade, Randy Smith Middle

    Lorain Peter, 5th Grade, Anderson Crawford Elementary



    The Interior Alaska Spelling Bee is open to all Interior Alaska schools, public and private.  Schools must have been enrolled with Scripps National Spelling Bee to participate in the Interior Alaska Spelling Bee.  Each school may have up to three top spellers in the Bee.  For more information, see below or contact Mackenzie Staiger or Flora Roddy. 

    Visit the Scripps National Spelling Bee website for current information on the national event.

    As host of the Scripps Interior Spelling Bee, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) incurs various costs, including those paid directly to Scripps and travel expenses for the champion speller and a chaperone to Washington DC.

    Over the years, the FNSBSD has shouldered these costs without external support or sponsorship. Unfortunately, the district is no longer able to absorb these expenses. To sustain the Interior Alaska Spelling Bee and uphold our partnership with Scripps, a difficult decision has been made.

    Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, schools or districts outside the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will be subject to a $500 participation fee for entry into the spelling bee. This fee covers all participants from your district or school and assists in offsetting the costs incurred by the FNSBSD for hosting the competition and covering travel expenses to the National Spelling Bee. 

    Payment information for outside Districts & Home Schools:





Contact Information

Spelling Bee Sponsors

  • Thank you to Northern Pioneer Realty and Alpha Delta Kappa- Gamma Chapter for sponsor the Interior Alaska Spelling Bee.

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