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Grinnell College Virtual Alumni Spelling Bee

Last year we launched the first virtual spelling bee with over 80 alumni spellers! We had so much fun that we are bringing the bee back for 2021. 

So if you love a nostalgic spelling competition modeled on the Scripps Spelling Bee, join us for fun, wonderfully nerdy evenings of spelling, words, and competition!

Virtual Alumni Spelling Bee
7 p.m. CST | Wednesday, Dec. 1 | Preliminary Round
7 p.m. CST | Wednesday, Dec. 8 | Championship Round

In the preliminary round, participants will be split into multiple, live breakout rooms, and a facilitator will quiz participants using the same set of words to spell in each room. There will be no audience for the preliminary round—all participants will be spellers. 

15 finalists from the preliminary round will return for a championship competition hosted by President Anne Harris that will be live streamed on YouTube.

  1. Step 1 Selection
Wednesday December 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Please register below.
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Online registrations for this event are now closed. Please call to register at 866-850-1846.