Spelling Bee

West Tennessee
Home Education Association

Established 1984​
Spelling Bee Words

Please Contact Your ​Spelling Bee Coordinator
​For ​Spelling Bee
Practice Words 



Spelling Bee Rules


Registration Forms
Click links below for your areas Spelling Bee form.

Jackson
​Spelling Bee


Brownsville 
Spelling Bee
WTHEA
P.O. Box 10013
Jackson TN. 38308
Phone: 731-784-8117
 E-mail: info@wthea.org
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WTHEA Spelling Bees for 
2019 School Year


This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
​If you would like to to be placed on the email list to receive updates about the 2019 spelling bees then contact us at info@wthea.org


​​ WTHEA hosts two spelling bees.​​
The first spelling bee will be in Jackson under Union University and the second will be  under the Titans football team. These spelling bees are county specific, ​​you must sign up for the bee designated for your county.












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​​To register your child in one of the WTHEA home school spelling bees fill out the registration form for your area and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form along with the entry fee.

​Please make sure that you register for the correct Spelling bee and be sure to read Scripps rules for the eligibility requirements.

If you have questions, call 731-784-8117. Thanks.


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WTHEA Union Spelling Bee
​Date: January (TBA) 2019
The WTHEA Jackson Bee covers the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Madison, & McNairy.

You must be from one of the above listed counties to participate in this spelling bee.
(Click here for more details and to RSVP)

WTHEA ​Team Titan Spelling Bee
Date: January (TBA) 2019​
The Brownsville bee covers the following counties: Dyer, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Tipton, & Weakley.

​You must be from one of the above listed counties to participate in this spelling bee.

​(Click here For more details and to RSVP) 
• The speller must not have won a Scripps National Spelling Bee championship near Washington, D.C.

•The speller must attend a school that is officially enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

​•The speller must not have passed beyond the eighth grade on or before February 1, 2018.

•The speller must not have repeated any grade for the purpose of extending spelling bee eligibility. If the speller has repeated any grade, the speller must notify the Scripps National Spelling Bee of the circumstances of grade repetition by March 31, 2018; and the Scripps National Spelling Bee will, in its sole discretion, determine the speller's eligibility status on or before April 30, 2018.

•The speller–or the speller's parent, legal guardian, or school official acting on the speller's behalf–must not have declared to another entity an academic classification higher than eighth grade for any purpose, including high school graduation equivalency or proficiency examinations and/or examinations such as the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.

•The speller must not have earned the legal equivalent of a high school diploma.

•The speller must not have completed or have been enrolled in more than six high school–level courses or two college–level courses on or before April 30, 2018.

•The speller must not eschew normal school activity to study for spelling bees. The Scripps National Spelling Bee defines normal school activity as adherence to at least four courses of study other than language arts, spelling, Latin, Greek, vocabulary, and etymology for at least four hours per weekday for 34 of the 38 weeks between August 27, 2017, and May 22, 2018.

•The speller must not have reached his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2017.

•The speller must have been declared a champion of a final local spelling bee taking place on or after February 1, 2018 or be a spelling champion whose application for participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee's self-sponsorship program has received final approval by the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

•The speller, upon qualifying for the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C. area, must submit a completed Champion Bio Profile, a Certification of Eligibility Form, a signed Appearance Consent and Release Form and a photo to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The speller will notify the Bee, at least 24 hours prior to the first day of competition in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, if any of the statements made on the Certification of Eligibility Form are no longer true or require updating. The speller's sponsor will provide access to the necessary forms.

•The speller must not have any first-, second- or third-degree relatives (i.e. sibling, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, half-sibling, first cousin or great grandparents) who are current employees of The E.W. Scripps Company.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee may disqualify prior to or during competition any speller who is not in compliance with any of the above Eligibility Requirements; and it may—at any time between the conclusion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee and April 30, 2019—require any speller who is found to have not been in compliance with any of the Eligibility Requirements to forfeit any prizes, rank, and other benefits accorded to the speller as a result of participation in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

A speller qualifying for the
​2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee
​must meet these requirements: