Each year, the state’s best spellers in grades K-8 come together for the Arizona Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Eight, Arizona PBS, the Arizona Spelling Bee is taped at the Eight studios on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University.
An Eight original production made possible by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Each year, the state’s best spellers in K-8 come together for the Arizona Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Eight, Arizona PBS the annual event is taped at the Eight studios on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University. The winner and an escort receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with spellers from across the nation.
The Spelling Bee challenges children to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment. The finalists must first win a series of competitions at local, district and regional or county levels.
Congratulations to all the contestants!
Student, Grade, School, City – County
Parker Greer, 8, St. Johns Middle School, St. Johns – Apache
Cheyenne Davis, 7, St. David School, St. David – Cochise
Meredith Young, 7 , Homeschool (Flagstaff Home Educators), Flagstaff – Coconino
Alexandra Mack, 7, High Desert Middle School, Globe – Gila
Makayla Hancock, 7, Pima Jr. High School, Pima – Graha
Jamie Lynn Price, 8, Duncan Jr. High School, Duncan – Greenlee
Andrew Alamban, 6, Wallace Elementary School, Parker – La Paz
Anjali Nair, 8, McKemy Middle School, Tempe – Maricopa -1 – WINNER
Hannah Miao, 6, Kyrene Aprende Middle School, Chandler – Maricopa – 1
Morgan Richman, 7, Phoenix Country Day School, Paradise Valley – Maricopa-2 – SECOND PLACE
Mallory Klinger, 5, Cherokee Elementary School, Scottsdale – Maricopa-2
Hannah Fechter, 8, Alhambra Traditional School, Phoenix – Maricopa -2
Andres Ruano, 7, Dr. Bernard Black Elementary, Phoenix – Maricopa-3
Michael Gintz, 4, Candeo, Peoria, Phoenix – Maricopa-4
Mark Morrissey, 6, Lookout Mountain School, Phoenix – Maricopa-4
Ronae Matriano, 7, Estrella Vista Elementary, Avondale – Maricopa-5
Jose Fierro, 8, Western Sky Middle School, Goodyear – Maricopa-5 – FOURTH PLACE
Mitchell Behling, 7, Hamilton Preparatory Academy, Chandler – Maricopa-6 – THIRD PLACE
Teja Tangirala, 6, Paragon Science Academy, Chandler – Maricopa-6 – FIFTH PLACE
Mikkaela Salamatin, 8, Young Scholars Academy, Fort Mohave – Mohave
Andy Powell, 6, Snowflake Intermediate School, Snowflake – Navajo
David Wang, 6, Sonoran Science Academy, Tucson – Pima
Ben Klinkenberg, 8, St. Michael’s, Tucson – Pima
Austin Ryba, 8, San Tan Heights Elementary School, Queen Creek – Pinal
Ruben Bojorquez, 5, Mountain View Elementary, Rio Rico – Santa Cruz
Michela Hardin, 7, Liberty Traditional School, Prescott Valley – Yavapai
Zeeshan Jawaid, 5, Pueblo Elementary School, Yuma – Yuma
*contestants arranged in alphabetical order by county