March 13, 2022 at the Strand Theater in Pontiac.


Congratulations to our 2022 champion, Victor Andrews of East Middle School in Farmington Hills!

The Oakland Schools Education Foundation took over the Oakland County Regional Spelling Bee in 2018. We are proud to continue a long lived tradition in our county. Each winter, students in grades 5-8 who win their school spelling bees are invited to participate. The winner receives an all-expense paid trip to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington D.C. the last week of May.

2022 Oakland Schools Scripps Spelling Bee Participants

Pronouncer, Andrea Zellner and Judges, Geoganne Ehlert, Susie Hovsepian and Steven Snead

2022 Spelling Bee Champion, Victor Andrews, East Middle School

The Oakland Schools Scripps Spelling Bee is open to students in Oakland County grades 5-8, provided they do not reach the age of 15 on or before Aug. 31. Individual home-schooled children and home school associations can enroll as well.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • December 31, 2021 – Last day of early enrollment
  • Feb. 7, 2020 – Must have completed school spelling bee
  • February 23, 2022 – Must have school champion registered on the Scripps website
  • March 13, 2022 – Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Thank you to our sponsor, the Ehlert Charitable Trust for supporting the event!