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Info Meeting Tues, Nov 8 3-3:50p school library required
Study Session #1 Tues, Dec 6 3-3:50p school library optional
Study Session #2 Tues, Jan 3 3-3:50p school library optional
Qualifying Round Tues, Jan 10 3-3:50p school library required
Mock Bee Tues, Jan 17 3-3:50p school library optional
School Spelling Bee Tues, Jan 24 3:00-  ? school library required


How Spelling Bee Works

Evergreen PTSA is excited to present the 2022-23 Scripps National Spelling Bee program to all Evergreen Middle School students.  The 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.  Spelling Bee is a great way for students to expand their word knowledge and learn how to stand up in front of peers and compete in a friendly way. 


The written test words will come from the Scripps National Spelling Bee Study List (One Bee, Two Bee, Three Bee) + new words.  Please note that although Spelling Bees begin with words from the Study List, they often end with new words participants have not studied.  Additionally, there will be NO make-up written test because it is a live test measured against other participants.  


The top students of the written test will advance to a voluntary Mock Bee.  The Mock Bee is for practice only and introduces oral spelling to our 8 finalists while facing a panel of judges.  

Our 8 finalists will compete in the School Spelling Bee. 

One winner will represent Evergreen Middle School at the Regional Spelling Bee on Sun, March 26, 2023.

The runner-up will serve as an alternate winner and represent Evergreen Middle School at the Regional Spelling Bee should the winner not attend for any reason.


UPDATED 1/16/2023

Congratulations to all our EMS spellers who participated in the Spelling Bee program this year!  We are so proud of them for working to improve their spelling and vocabulary as they learned more and more words. 

We have identified the top 8 written scorers of the EMS Qualifying Round.  Congratulations to the following students who will advance to the EMS Mock Bee and the School Spelling Bee on Tues, Jan 24, 2023.  In alphabetical order:
   Anthony Cao (6th grade)
   Antony Missine (7th grade)
   Bhavishya Reddy Mamilla (6th grade)
   Kairav Sapru (7th grade)
   Medhansh Kar (6th grade)
   Pragnya Ravi (6th grade)
   Reyansh Rastogi (6th grade)
   Siddharth Das (7th grade)

Thank you again for participating in the EMS Spelling Bee program.   


UPDATED 2/2/2023

WINNERReyansh Rastogi (6th grade)winning word "maestro" 

RUNNER-UPPragnya Ravi (6th grade) 

Congratulations to all our Evergreen spellers, and thank you to all the families and community for your support and encouragement.  The Spelling Bee is much more than rote memorization.  Our competitors learned vocabulary, pronunciation, etymology, and improved literacy and their public speaking skills too!  Good luck to Reyansh who will represent Evergreen Middle School at the Regional Spelling Bee of King + Snohomish County on Sunday, March 26, 2023. 

Please join us next year for the EMS Spelling Bee! 



Visit Spelling Bee Student Page for study tips and study words.

Merriam-Webster is recommended by Scripps for pronunciation.  The pronouncers will use the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the standard reference for both the Final School Bee and at Regionals. 

Visit Spelling Bee for more details, FAQs and remember to download the app for practice. 

Please contact the EMS Spelling Bee coordinator Swati Das and Heidi Nguyen for any questions or concerns.

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