Who? The spelling bee is for anyone grades 1-8. You compete against your own class and then you participate against the top 10 spellers in the class. What? The spelling bee is a productive activity that encourages students to learn to properly spell words, compete, and learn to speak in front of an audience. When? The spelling bee changes its date every year but the written pre-test is on the last Tuesday in January, and the oral part of the spelling bee is on the last Thursday in January. Where? The Newell Spelling Bee takes place at the Newell School District. The written pre-test is taken in the classroom, and the oral part is in any empty room in the elementary and middle school. Why? The spelling bee is a personal opinion. For some kids it is just a practice, for others it is an intense competition. The main purpose is to encourage kids to learn to spell and compete. How to Compete To compete in the spelling bee, each student must take spelling pre-test in their classroom. After taking the test, it will be graded and the top 10 students will make it to a placing round. In this round the top 3 (or 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be awarded. Rules for the Oral spelling bee The rules for the local oral spelling bee are: The student goes before 3 judges, and the student continues spelling until they miss a word. They go on until the judges have a first, second, and third place winner for each class. Why should you compete? You should compete in the spelling bee because it’s an educational, competitive, competition in which a student learns to spell and to have fun competing against each other. Local, Districts, and State spelling bee After the local spelling bee our K-12 principle/superintendent, chooses the first place winners from 7th and 8th grade, and the first and second place winners from 8th grade move on to districts which is usually in Rapid City. The winners from districts go on to state, which changes cities from year to year. Whoever wins State will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is held in Washington DC. The only people that can move on past the local level, are the students in Middle School. National spelling bee and Newell http://www.spellingbee.com/ For several years Newell has been enrolled in the Scripps National Spelling bee, this is where Newell get there words for the local spelling bee so we no longer have to make up our own. The winners from state get to move on to the Scripps National Spelling bee In 2011 Ryder H. Went to the Scripps Spelling Bee. Impact on students lives This is an educational learning experience for young lives in the school district. They learn to not be afraid of public speaking. As a local teacher said “In my opinion, it gives them a sense of self-worth pride. It is also something to continually work towards. The National spelling bee would be a great goal for a student” How it opens doors If you win at any level, this looks great on a college. It gives students more confidence in public speaking and competition. It is a great friendly competition in which you can find out your true spelling skills! How it impacts the community The judges for the spelling bee are members of the community. They love working with the students and often agree to come back next year. Students take great pride in there spelling accomplishments and this pride translates into pride in there school in there community.ee Awards Everyone in the placing rounds get a pencil. The top three get a first, second, and third place ribbon. Sometimes the spelling committee will give them books, pizza certificates, or something else. At the National level there are cash awards, trophies, encyclopedia software, etc. Citation "Welcome | Scripps National Spelling Bee." Welcome | Scripps National Spelling Bee. N.p., 7 Dec. 2021. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.