Bowditch Middle School: Scripps Spelling Bee

2020-2021 Scripps Online Spelling Bee


The Online Version is on! Despite the challenging times that we are in, Scripps organization has arranged for an online platform for schools to continue offering this engaging & rewarding program this year as well. Details are forthcoming but we are planning the schedule based on what we know as of now.

  • The entire program will be held online this year

  • All Bowditch students may register to participate

  • Those who register will receive an electronic copy of the study word list

  • The Competition will be held in two or three rounds using the online platform

  • All registered participants will participate in the first round of the contest during the week of November 16th

  • Finalists from the first round will compete in the second round to be held during the week of December 7th 

  • Based on forthcoming details of the online platform/program, a third round may be scheduled including the qualifying spellers from the second round

  • The Bowditch spelling champion for 2020-2021 will be chosen at the end of these rounds, who will move on to the higher rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

  • Schedule, rules & other details will be shared with registered participants by email

  • All qualifiers for the second round will receive a participation electronic certificate. Top three spellers at the school level will also receive a  trophy/medal consistent with past years.

Watch the spelling bee promo video made by Bowditch students


Registration deadline: Saturday October 31st

Registration link:

Bowditch Middle School
1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City CA 94404
 Tel: 650-312-7680
Attendance Line: 650-312-7687
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