The Kane County Regional Office of Education is proud to be the official regional partner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee— the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program— in our community for the 2023-2024 school year. Together, we can give students the words they need to shine their light on the world.

The Kane County Regional Finals Spelling Bee, our area’s regional spelling bee, will take place on March 20th, 2024. The champion of our regional competition will represent our area in the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will take place in the Washington, D.C., area in May.

When you enroll your school by October 31, 2023, and pay the $180 discounted enrollment fee, you will receive exclusive online access to:

  • Official study lists with spellings and word meanings for students in grades 1-8
  • The 2024 School Competition List for administering a school spelling bee
  • Access to the Bee’s Online Testing Platform for creating Classroom and School Online Tests
  • Words of the Champions, the 4,000-word study resource for your school spelling bee champion
  •  The Great Words, Great Works Reading List with all source books for the School Spelling Bee Study List, organized by grade level
  • Supplemental vocabulary materials for classroom and school levels
  • Award certificates for participants and your school champion
  • Entrance for your school champion in the Kane County Regional Office of Education spelling bee program

Questions? Contact Jordan Eggleson at


  • School Champions Due – 1/31/24
  • Spelling Bee Regional Semifinals North (Option 1 – Westfield) – 2/07/24
  • Spelling Bee Regional Semifinals South (Option 2 – Kaneland) – 2/21/24
  • Spelling Bee Regional Finals – 3/20/24



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


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