The winner of the 2006 Richmond Times-Dispatch Spelling Bee is Lizzie Barnett, a 12-year-old student at Richmond Montessori School.
We wish Lizzie the best of luck as she prepares to represent The Times-Dispatch at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
Congratulations to Lizzie and all the students who participated in the 2006 Richmond Times-Dispatch Spelling Bee.
The Richmond News Leader sponsored local spelling bees from 1922 to 1945.
The first modern Richmond Newspapers bee took place in 1975, sponsored
by The News Leader, with seven participating divisions.
In 1992, the winner
of the Richmond bee, eighth-grader Amanda Goad, won the Scripps Howard
Shortly after Amanda’s win at the national bee, The News Leader
merged with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The Times-Dispatch has sponsored
the Richmond bee since 1993.
your division coordinator for information on participating in the
For more information, private schools should contact The
Times-Dispatch coordinator. Be sure to include your school’s name,
address, phone number and contact person.
To reach the regional bee, a student would typically progress through
spelling bees in this order: classroom, grade level, school, division.
The Richmond bee champion continues on to the Scripps
Students must be in one of the divisions listed above. For other eligibility
requirements, please see rule 1 of the Scripps Suggested
Rules for Local Spelling Bees. The Times-Dispatch does not set a
minimum age or grade level requirement. However, schools and divisions may have
minimum age or grade level requirements. Questions regarding eligibility
in division or school bees should be directed to local school officials.
The Richmond regional bee uses the Scripps Suggested
Rules for Local Spelling Bees. The regional bee uses option A of
rule 13. School and division bees may use either option A or B. Questions
about rules in division or school bees should be directed to local school
Bee Champions (PDF)
Bee winners, 1974 – 2006
Winning words from all 32 Richmond bees
missed in the 2006 bee (PDF)
Would you be able to spelling these words missed in the 2006 bee?
missed in the 2005 bee (PDF)
See if you can spell these words from the 2005 bee.
missed in the 2004 bee (PDF)
Can you spell these words missed in last year’s Richmond Times-Dispatch bee?
missed in the 2003 bee (PDF)
Words that tripped up spellers in the 2003 bee.
missed in the 2002 bee (PDF)
Words missed in the 2002 regional bee.
National Spelling Bee
Study tools, rules and more
Contact The Times-Dispatch Spelling
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