The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas will sponsor the Arkansas State Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Cabot High School. The event begins at 9 a.m. Spellers must arrive between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Spellers arriving after 8:30 a.m. may not be able to participate.
Approximately 78,247 students from 500 schools in 60 counties across Arkansas will participate in local and county contests leading up to the February contest. One winner from each county will participate in the statewide spelling bee. The Arkansas winner will proceed to The Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program.
The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives.
2020 Arkansas State Spelling Bee Roster
Arkansas Calli Barnard
Ashley Janae' Black
Baxter Bailey Byrd
Benton Srikar Chittemsetty
Boone John Loring McGowan
Bradley Robert Anthony Russell
Carroll Gregory Thomas Fausett
Chicot Drew Maltos
Clark Summersky Joy Molinari
Clay Creedan Corwin
Cleveland Dylan Everett Dedman
Columbia Ansley Stultz
Conway Cooper Heath Brown
Craighead Joann Kim
Crawford Isabella Coody
Cross Matthew Brodbent
Faulkner Musta Mohid Zia
Franklin Gunner Shane Claiborne
Fulton Kaden Chad Costner
Garland Thomas Christopher Haban Sinclair
Grant Chauseus Txaus Siab Vang
Greene Mathewe Anthony James Woodson
Hempstead Addison Claire McEuen
Hot Spring Ian Riley Chandler
Howard Taylon Schooley
Independence Alexander William Tenace
Izard Olivia Blain Washington
Jackson Bronx Michael Holland
Jefferson Tahiya Sorker
Johnson Logan Robert Basham
Lawrence Ciera Kiley Pinkston
Lincoln James Jones
Logan Samuel Jason Wu
Lonoke Hudson Taylor Merrick
Madison Bella Evans
Marion Braden Carl Walker
Mississippi Keaton Vaughn Brasfield
Nevada Cheyenne Marlar
Newton Grace Kyndal Edgmon
Ouachita Anyshka Rajwani
Perry Courtney Drey Farnam
Phillips Karl Washington Jr.
Poinsett Alison Coffey
Polk Shantal Bengil Tecson
Pope Jacob Hann
Prairie Bailey Partain
Pulaski Anya Rao
Randolph Brice Gage Weisenbach
Saline Liricka Krystal Farr
Scott Reagan Layla-Renee MacPherson
Searcy Sydney Abigail Ragland
Sebastian Anastasia Moore
Sharp Lilly Lynn Arnold
St. Francis Jack Dawson
Stone Adhithya Anandaraj
Union Johntay McAlphin
Washington Ellis Baty Bell
White Jack Pace
Yell Sebastian Flores
10/15/19 - Scripps early bird registration ends
11/1/19 - District Pronouncer Guide for County Bees available for county coordinators
12/20/19 - Deadline to register your school with Scripps
Dates vary - Deadlines for school-level and county bees. Contact your County Coordinator for details.
1/18/20 - Deadline to conduct county spelling bees
1/20/20 - Deadline for county coordinator to submit county winner and runner-up information for State Bee
1/27/20 - Arkansas State Spelling Bee roster is finalized - Notification must be received by this date if a county winner is not planning to participate in the State Bee so the runner up can be notified and substituted. NO changes to roster will be made after this date.
2/1/20 - Arkansas State Spelling Bee at Cabot High School (401 N Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023). Spellers must arrive between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m and the bee will begin shortly after 9:00 a.m. Spellers arriving after 8:30 a.m. may not be able to participate.
5/24/20 - 5/29/20 - Scripps National Spelling Bee - Bee Week
County Bee/Coordinator Information
All counties in Arkansas with multiple schools/groups registered with Scripps must work together to select a county coordinator to schedule and conduct a County Spelling Bee to determine the speller that will advance and compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee. All aspects of County Bees are handled by the county coordinator. As we are made aware of the county coordinator for each county, their information will be added to the county coordinator directory below. All rules and decisions made at the school and county levels of competition are final and are not governed by the state sponsor. Counties with multiple schools and/or home school groups that do not conduct a county bee will not be eligible to advance a speller to the Arkansas State Spelling Bee.
A speller competing in the Arkansas State Spelling Bee must be a registered student at a school in the county they are representing. An official letter from a speller’s public/private school may be requested to confirm a speller’s current/active registration. If the speller is a home school student, they must be officially registered with the state of Arkansas as a home school student in the county they are representing. A verification letter and/or copy of a home school students Notice of Intent to Home School (NOI) form from the Arkansas Department of Education may be requested to confirm a speller’s county of residence and active status as a home school student.
If you have questions specific to the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words of the Champions - Official study resource of the Scripps National Spelling Bee
If you are a school or county coordinator and have questions or need help preparing for your bee, please contact Scripps by visiting http://www.spellingbee.com/contact. Scripps has staff dedicated to assisting school and county coordinators with all aspects of the bee process.
Directions To Cabot High School
Take Exit 19 in Cabot
Continue East on W. Main Street for approximately 1 mile
Turn left on N. Lincoln Street
At the traffic circle, continue straight on N. Lincoln Street
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit into the parking lot
The Cabot High School Fine Arts Auditorium is directly ahead