FCCPTA IS CELEBRATING 18 YEARS
As an official Regional Sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee
REGISTER NOW FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
Entry fee is $180 per school (payable to Scripps)
Open to elementary and middle schools located in Fairfax County and Alexandria City
You will receive immediate access to materials from Scripps via download as soon as you register your school. Once you hold your bee, your school's spelling bee champion will advance to the Fairfax County Spelling Bee, held in on March 17, 2024.
The winner of the Fairfax County Spelling Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee!
KEY DATES FOR 2023-2024
August 22, 2023: School enrollment OPENS
September 29, 2023: Last day for a school to enroll and receive a BONUS Brittanica Kids Online prize (TWO prizes instead of one)
October 31, 2023: Last day for $180 per-school enrollment price
November 1, 2023: Per-school enrollment price rises to $199
December 14, 2023: Live Q&A with Eliza: For Bee Coordinators, 7 PM via Zoom
January 11, 2024: Live Q&A with Eliza: For Bee Judges, Pronouncers, and the Coordinators Who Train Them, 7 PM via Zoom
January 31, 2024: School enrollment CLOSES
March 8, 2024: Deadline for enrolled schools to complete their spelling bees
March 12, 2024: Deadline for enrolled schools to register their bee champions to participate in the 2024 Fairfax County Spelling Bee
March 14, 2024: Live Q&A with Eliza: All about the Fairfax County Spelling Bee, 7 PM via Zoom (limited to bee champions of enrolled schools & their families)
March 17, 2024: 2024 Fairfax County Spelling Bee, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA
May 26-31, 2024: The 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD). The bee champions of schools enrolled in the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the area of Fairfax County and Alexandria City are the ONLY spelling bee champions eligible to participate in this Scripps Regional Spelling Bee.
Learn more about our local champ, who advanced all the way to the 2023 finals!
RECENT FAIRFAX COUNTY SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS
2023: Charlotte Walsh, Homeschool
2022: Charlotte Walsh, Homeschool
2021: Akshita Balaj, Carson MS
2020: None (not held due to COVID)
2019: Akshita Balaji, McNair ES
2018: Eric Kim, Wakefield Forest ES
2017: Reshmi Balakrishnan, Greenbriar West ES 2016: Eric Kim, Wakefield Forest ES
2015: Trisha Balakrishnan, Greenbriar West ES
2014: Jae Canetti, Hunters Woods ES
2013: Jae Canetti, Hunters Woods ES
2012: Jae Canetti, Hunters Woods ES