Save the Date: Inyo County Spelling Bee


The 42nd Annual Inyo County Spelling Bee Competition will be held on Thurs., Jan. 18th, 2018 at the Jill Kinmont Boothe School in Bishop. Students from all school districts in Inyo County are eligible to participate in thecompetition.

First, each school holds their own Spelling Bee where the top 5 students are selected to compete in the Inyo County Spelling Bee. According to Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lisa Fontana, the public is welcome to join the Elementary/Middle School Championship Competition beginning at 6:00pm.

The Inyo County Spelling Bee competition will first begin with a written Preliminary Competition where students will compete in a writing exercise until 12-15 finalists remain. Trophies and monetary scholarships will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners, courtesy of Altrusa, the civic organization with a goal to support literacy in our communities.

The top two 4-6th grade elementary and top two 7-9th grade middle school spellers qualify to participate in the Elementary and Junior High State Spelling Championship competitions in May.

The public is encouraged to attend the county Spelling Bee Competition.

42nd Annual Inyo County Spelling Bee
When: Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018 (6:00pm)
Jill Kinmont Boothe School in the Great Room
Questions: Mini Doonan at (760) 873-3262 ext. 2106.