CAN YOU SPELL FUN?
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
HOLLYWOOD THEATRE / PORTLAND, OR
Pamplin Media Group
Regional Spelling Bee
Saturday March 14, 2020
HOLLYWOOD THEATRE / PORTLAND, OR
ABOUT THE BEE
The Portland Tribune launched the Regional Spelling Bee in 2002 to give Portland-area students an opportunity to compete on a national level.
Each year, the Pamplin Media Group Regional Spelling Bee invites fourth through eighth grade students attending Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill and Clackamas county public, private, alternative and home school groups to compete in the regional spelling bee. Students advance to the regional bee after winning their individual school bees.
The winner of the Pamplin Media Group Regional Spelling Bee will advance with more than 250 students from around the country and the world compete in the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
To compete in the national bee, most students are sponsored by local newspapers. Along with competing in the bee, the winning student will have the opportunity to tour Washington, D.C., and participate in organized social events with other spellers.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee was started by the Louisville-Courier-Journal in 1925 with nine sponsoring newspapers and nine contestants. It was first made famous by the movies “Spellbound” and “Akeelah and the Bee”. Now ESPN airs it live and Network TV airs the final rounds live, which has greatly increased community awareness of the event.
2019 Pamplin Media Group Regional Spelling Bee Champion
Portland's own Agatha Chang, a seventh-grader at Winterhaven School, was the winner of the 2019 Pamplin Media Group Regional Spelling Bee. She represented the state of Oregon at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. last May. Her winning word was P-E-R-S-I-A-N.
MEET OUR SPELLERS
THE BEE VIDEO
To get a real feel for what it the Portland Tribune/COMCAST Regional Spelling Bee
is all about check out our promo teaser from last years event.
Spellers are 4th-8th grade students from Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Yamhill county schools. All have won their school spelling bees and are ready to compete for the big prize – an all-paid trip to compete with the best spellers in the country!
CHECK OUT THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:
Access Academy / Aloha-Huber Park School / Archer Glen Elementary School / Arts And Communication Magnet Academy / Boones Ferry Primary School / Carden Cascade Academy / Cedar Park Middle School / Christ the King Catholic School / Conestoga Middle School / Corbett Middle School / Corbett School / Da Vinci Middle School / Damascus Middle School / East Orient Elementary School / Edy Ridge Elementary School / Estacada Junior High School / Five Oaks Middle School / Forest Hills Elementary School / Franciscan Montessori Earth School / French American International School / Grace Lutheran School / Hallinan Elementary School / Hazelbrook Middle School / Health & Science School / Highland Park Middle School / International School Of Beaverton / Islamic School Of Met / J Clyde Hopkins Elementary School / Lake Grove Elementary School / Lake Oswego Middle School / Lakeridge Middle School / Lowrie Primary School / Meadow Park Middle School / MLA Middle School / Mountain View Middle School / Multisensory Learning Academy / North Clackamas Christian School / Oak Creek Elementary School / Raleigh Hills Elementary School / River Grove Elementary School / River Mill Elementary / Sandy Grade School / Springville K-8 School / St. John The Baptist Catholic School / St. Thomas More School / Stoller Middle School / The Phonics Phactory / Thomas R Fowler Middle School / Three Rivers Charter School / Village Home Education Resourc / Westgate Christian School / Westridge Elementary School / Whitford Middle School / Winterhaven School
"I think that it's almost a lost art."
- Dave Miller / Think Out Loud Host / OPB
"I like looking at the etymology
of a word...their origins and
where they come from. "
- Vipanchi Mungara / Carden Cascade Academy
"I did the Spelling Bee last year and it was really fun so I decided to do it again this year."
- Lily Segna / Forest Park
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