The first round of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held at the Easton Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium on January 15, 2014 at 9:00am. The winner & runner-up will then advance to the Aroostook County Spelling Bee.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe; also, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. The purpose of the bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. The program is open to students who have neither turned 16 nor passed beyond the eighth grade, and who attend schools that officially enrolled with the program for the current academic year.