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Regional partners who make the Scripps National Spelling Bee possible in communities across the country. Regional partners embody the spirit of the Bee, committing to education in their local communities.

The legacy of regional partnership is rooted in newspapers, but over time has evolved into a diverse collection of media outlets, universities, community organizations, sports teams and convention and visitors’ bureaus.

2023 Timeline

  • Early February (TBA) – Semi-finals
  • March 15 – Finals at Thompson Middle School, St. Charles
  • Week of Memorial Day 2023 – The 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place the week of Memorial Day 2023 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Visit spellingbee.com beginning May 1, 2023, for a full competition schedule.


  • Caroline Hernandez – Jewel Middle School
  • Kaelyn McGreer – John Stewart Elementary
  • Nora Perdue – Hoover Wood Elementary
  • Tyler Hunger – Holy Angel


  • Maelie Schroeder – Immanuel Lutheran School
  • Francis Nnodi – St. Catherine of Sienna
  • Akhil Peddhapati – Elgin Academy
  • Andrew Taing – St Charles Borromeo Catholic School