We’re gearing up for the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee! Since 1925, youth across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The spellers range in age from 7 to 15. The spelling bee is open to contestants who haven’t yet passed the eighth grade.
The 92nd Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place the last week of May at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The competition will begin on Monday, May 27 with the Preliminaries Test. Rounds of onstage spelling will take place Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30. Click here for info on how to watch.
On Thursday, May 30, the Finals begin at 10:00 a.m. EST and run until about 2:00 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 30, the Primetime Finals will begin, and the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion will emerge from the initial pool of 11 million school spelling bee participants!
There are 23 homeschooled spellers participating in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee! See their profiles below (in order by speller number):
82. Cameron Keith
Sponsor: Boulder Valley School District
School: Kohler Home School
Cameron previously competed in 2015 (tied for 50th place), 2016 (tied for 18th place) and 2018 (tied for 25th place).
84. Mason Montgomery
Sponsor: East Valley Home Educators
School: East Valley Home Educators
114. Joseph Mullins
Sponsor: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
School: Interior Distance Education of Alaska
171. Jael Green
Sponsor: Freedom Home Academy International
School: Freedom Home Academy International
199. Joseph Moran
Sponsor: Coeur d’Alene Press
School: Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers
Joseph previously competed in 2017 (tied for 41st place) and 2018 (tied for 323rd place).
211. Zaila Avant-garde
Sponsor: The Times-Picayune
School: Clover Lane Home School
217. Liz Jergensen
Sponsor: Boise State University
School: JACKET Homeschool
220. Wolfgang Schaff
Sponsor: Schaff Home School
School: Schaff Home School
Wolfgang previously competed in 2018 (tied for 42nd place).
286. Kyra Hutchison
Sponsor: Flathead Home Educators
School: Flathead Home Educators
299. Immanuel Soh
Sponsor: Nebraska Homeschool
School: Nebraska Homeschool
Immanuel previously competed in 2018 (tied for 42nd place).
321. Clara Harmon
Sponsor: Lee Newspapers of Montana
School: Helena Area Christian Home Educators
329. Thomas Hamrick
Ithaca, New York
Sponsor: Lambert Hamrick Homeschool
School: Lambert Hamrick Homeschool
355. Christopher Gugleta
Sponsor: Holy Family Homeschoolers
School: Holy Family Homeschoolers
365. Silvana Rocco
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
School: Our Lady of Good Counsel Home School
369. Jaden Zhang
Sponsor: Jenx Home School
School: Jenx Home School
Jaden previously competed in 2017 (tied for 189th place) and 2018 (tied for 42nd place).
441. Jordan Carter
Sims, North Carolina
Sponsor: The Wilson Times
School: Christian Homeschoolers of Wilson
458. Camille Mooney
Charles Town, West Virginia
Sponsor: St. James Homeschoolers
School: St. James Homeschoolers
Cami previously competed in 2018 (tied for 323rd place).
470. Charlotte Walsh
Sponsor: Compass Homeschool Enrichment
School: Compass Homeschool Enrichment
521. Kieran McKinney
West Salem, Wisconsin
Sponsor: McKinney Homeschool
School: McKinney Homeschool
Kieran previously competed in 2017 (tied for 41st place) and 2018 (tied for 42nd place).
527. Akash Vukoti
San Angelo, Texas
Sponsor: San Angelo Area Spelling Bee
School: San Angelo Christian Home School Association
Akash previously competed in 2016 (tied for 172nd place) and 2018 (tied for 323rd place).
For more information about the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, visit http://spellingbee.com