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Orange County Spelling Bee


Click here to reveal the 2024 Spelling Bee Finalists!​

The Orange County Spelling Bee is coordinated by the Orange County Department of Education in partnership with the Orange County Register. Winners from school or district spelling bees participate in the county’s Preliminary Written Round. The top spellers from the written round advance to the Final Round where they compete to become the top speller in the county.

The winner of the Orange County Spelling Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  The winner's participation in the National Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Orange County Register.

The Orange County Spelling Bee supports California State Standards by encouraging students to improve their spelling and expand their vocabularies which positively affects reading and writing skills. In addition, spelling bees help strengthen communication and character development which helps students to be successful in school, college, and life.  ​

Spelling Bee Coordinators and anyone interested in hosting a district or school spelling bee, are invited to join us for a virtual, general information meeting in the Fall. 

For more information regarding the Spelling Bee please contact Kristin Rigby at (714) 966-4435 or