Spelling Bee

The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee is a Regional bee affiliated with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winner wins a trip to compete in the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Spelling bees help students improve their spelling, expand their vocabularies, learn language concepts, and develop correct English usage, plus composure under the spotlight, which will help them all of their lives.

2024 Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

The 2024 Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee will be on March 20 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum at 5:30 p.m. Dozens of area students from surrounding districts who qualify will compete for a chance to represent the area at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.

2023 Grand Rapids Spelling Bee Results

Congratulations to Brady Bowers of North Rockford Middle School for winning the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee for 2023.

FOX 17 Coverage of the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

Brady Bowers interviews with Shelley Irwin of WGVU Radio

See more photos from the 2023 Spelling Bee here.

What will your donation do for the Spelling Bee?

Donations support study aids, regional awards, printing, postage, Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee refreshments and incentives, and help send our winner to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Sponsorship Levels

Business or Individual Sponsorship Levels

See details of what each sponsorship includes.

  • $3,500 Presenting Sponsor  
  • $1,500-$3,499 Honey Hive 
  • $750-1,499 Honey Pot
  • $500-$749 Bee Keeper
  • $250-$499 Honey Bee 
  • Other

Foundation Sponsorship Levels

Multiple sponsorship levels allow foundations to select the one that fits them best.

  • $1,000 helps pay to get our Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee Champion to the Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • $500 helps pay for Study Guides for students
  • $250 helps pay for snacks for student participants during regional spelling bees
  • Other

Considering a donation?

Please contact Maddy Burns or call 616-365-2279. To connect with Kent ISD, call 616-364-1333.