Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee

About the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee

Each year, nearly 80 students from Nebraska and western-Iowa compete in the Omaha World-Herald’s Midwest Spelling Bee. The students earn the right to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee by winning their county or district bees. The winner of the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete against champion spellers from across the country in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the end of May. The Omaha World-Herald is proud to sponsor The Midwest Spelling Bee since 1929.


2017 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee

For a student to compete in the Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee they must be from a school registered with Scripps.  Registration information is here.

Registration dates and prices are as follows:

  • The Early Bird School Enrollment Fee is $127 from August 22 to October 14, 2016.
  • The Standard School Enrollment Fee is $202 from October 15 to December 9, 2016.
  • The Early Bird Home School Family Enrollment Fee is $92 from August 22 to October 14, 2016.
  • The Standard Home School Enrollment Fee is $167 from October 15 to December 9, 2016.

The Omaha World-Herald has waived our Scripps sponsor credit so as to keep registration costs low for our schools.

County Coordinators can register here.


2016 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee Results

Champion – Tharein Potuhera – Omaha, NE


Contact:

Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee:
Sue Violi
Midwest Spelling Bee Coordinator
Omaha World-Herald
1314 Douglas Street, Suite 600
Omaha, NE 68102
Tel: 402-444-1486
E-mail: sue.violi@owh.com

Scripps National Spelling Bee:
Nicole Dittoe
Sponsorship and Operations Assistant
Ph: 513-898-4033
Fax: 513-977-3808
Email: nicole.dittoe@scripps.com or bee@scripps.com