University of Memphis to Sponsor and Host Shelby County Spelling Bee for Second Straight Year

January 22, 2020 -  The University of Memphis will sponsor the 2020 Shelby County Spelling Bee for the second straight year with the winner advancing to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The Spelling Bee will take place in the University of Memphis Rose Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m.

“The University of Memphis is extremely excited to be sponsoring the SCS Spelling Bee for the second consecutive year,” said UofM President M. David Rudd. “Last year’s event was exciting. It is important to keep Memphis kids in Memphis in order to be a part of the spelling bee. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is one of the nation’s oldest and most iconic competitions.”

Ninety-two schools are currently registered for the Shelby County Spelling Bee. Each school’s champion will take an online test administered and proctored by Scripps. Scripps will grade the tests and submit to the UofM the top spellers in Shelby County.

The top spellers will participate in the SCS Spelling Bee at the UofM with the winner advancing to our nation’s capital to compete with other champion spellers from around the United States.

For more information, please go to spellingbee.com.