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Grinnell College Virtual Alumni Spelling Bee

We have had so much fun hosting virtual spelling bees over the past two years that we are bringing the bee back again for 2022. 

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 | Thursday, Dec. 1 | Preliminary Round
7 p.m. CST | Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 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 Grinnell College President Anne F. Harris that will be live streamed on YouTube.

The preliminary round will be capped at 200 participants and registration is first-come, first-served. Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link for this event.

Questions? Contact Jennie Jackson, assistant director of alumni and donor relations, at jacksoje@grinnell.edu or call 641-269-3220.

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