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

Results:

  • Champion           Hannah Fernandes           4th Grade , St. Stephen the Martyr, Omaha
  • Runner Up          Deeksha Sridher               7th Grade, Millard North Middle School, Omaha
  • Third Place          Jacinta Flynn                    5th Grade, Arbor Park Intermediate, Blair

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