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Orange County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2020 Orange County Spelling Bee!

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​​2020 Orange County 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 Oral 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 in National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington D.C.).  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.  ​

All events for the Orange County Spelling Bee are held at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa.

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