A total of 53 fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho will participate in the twelfth annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, March 21st at North Idaho College. The winner of competition will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the end of May.
Each contestant was the winner of his or her respective grade level in district qualifying bees held in public school districts as well as a home school and private school district throughout North Idaho.
“A total of 53 schools are involved in this year’s spelling bee from 11 districts across North Idaho, including home school associations and private schools,” said North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Coordinator Mindy Patterson. “Congratulations to those who qualified for the regional bee this year—it’s an amazing accomplishment.”