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.


2016 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee Results

Champion Tharein Potuhera Omaha, NE
Runners Up Reese Pike Omaha, NE
Chaeli Rule Omaha, NE
3rd Place Deeksha Sridher Omaha, NE
4th Place Brooke Biby Omaha, NE
5th Place Ireland Palmer Shenandoah, IA
6th Place (tie) Luther Gutekunst North Bend, NE
Matthew Muff Lincoln, NE
7th Place (tie) Alyssa Gillialand York, NE
Ellie Gross Harlan, IA
Abriana Hendrix Sidney, IA
Austin Moore Broken Bow, NE

2017 Omaha World-Herald Midwest Spelling Bee

Details coming soon!

Key dates for 2016/2017 Enrollment with Scripps at www.spellingbee.com

  • Early Bird Enrollment – August 22, 2016 – October 14, 2016
  • Regular Enrollment – October 15, 2016 – December 9, 2016
  • Late Enrollment – December 10, 2016 – January 30, 2017

Questions? Contact Sue Violi at sue.violi@owh.com


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