Registration + Dates


Info Meeting + Study Session #1 Thurs, Jan 4 2:30-3:30p school library optional
Study Session #2 Thurs, Jan 11 2:30-3:30p school library optional
Study Session #3  (just added!) Thurs, Jan 18 2:30-3:30p school library optional
Qualifying Round Thurs, Jan 25
2:30-3:30p school library required
Mock Bee Thurs, Feb 1 2:30-3:30p school library optional
School Spelling Bee Thurs, Feb 8
2:30-  ? school library required


How Spelling Bee Works

Evergreen PTSA is excited to present the 2023-24 Scripps National Spelling Bee program to all Evergreen Middle School students. Spelling Bee is so much more than rote memorization.  Our competitors learn vocabulary, pronunciation, etymology, and improve literacy and their public speaking skills too!  We appreciate your support of our school's Spelling Bee, which enriches education and promotes the academic skills of our students.  It's buzzworthy stuff indeed!


This year, the written test words will not come from the Scripps National Spelling Bee Study List.  Instead, the written test words will be 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 in the Qualifying Virtual Bee, testing both spelling and vocabulary, on Sat, March 16, 2024.  The top 50 qualifiers advance to the Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County held at Town Hall Seattle on Sat, March 30, 2024.

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


UPDATED 1/28/2024

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.  In alphabetical order:

   Allan Zhang (6th grade)
   Anthony Cao (7th grade)
   Antony Missine (8th grade)
   Pragnya Ravi (7th grade)
   Reyansh Rastogi (7th grade)
   Siddhan Saxena (6th grade)
   Siddharth Das (8th grade)
   Smriti Sahana Sudarshan (7th grade)

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


UPDATED 2/8/2024

Siddharth Das (8th grade)
winning word "maestro"
Antony Missine (8th grade)
Congratulations to all our Evergreen spellers, and thank you to all the families and community for your support and encouragement.  Good luck to Siddharth who will represent Evergreen Middle School at the Regional Spelling Bee of King + Snohomish County in March.
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 _____ for any questions or concerns.

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