The purpose of a spelling bee “…is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives” (E.W. Scripps Company).

Fifth through 8th grade students are invited to participate in the Monongalia County Spelling Bee, and St. Francis can send one student per grade.  The grade representatives are selected through in-class spelling bees.  The winners of the county spelling bees then compete at the regional level, and the regional winners move on to the national competition.

This year’s County Spelling Bee will be held on February 13th, 2014 at South Middle School.

2013 – 2014 Spelling Bee Champions


2013 – 2014 Spelling Bee Alternates