The Los Angeles County
Elementary Spelling Bee

Annual Showdown Presents Young Spellers


The Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee is a competition held each year in March for district-level spelling champions in grades 4 to 6. Each district in the county is invited to send one district winner to compete in the county competition. Family members, friends and teachers are on hand for the nerve-wracking competition that tests the skills, smarts and stamina of the participating “word nerds.”

The top two winners of the county Bee are sponsored by LACOE to participate in the California State Elementary Spelling Bee in May.

All students involved receive participation certificates and gift bags, with the top three spellers also receiving trophies.

For more information regarding the Spelling Bee contact Leslie Zoroya at 562-922-6496 or
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2018 Spelling Bee2018 Spelling Bee
The ladies ruled the hive at the LA County Spelling Bee on March 28th. After 17 rounds, 2 challenges & some pretty impressive words, Elaine Pimentel (6th) from Glendale USD took the crown. In 2nd place was Amira Warren (5th) from Culver City USD and in 3rd place, Chloe Na (5th) from Saugus Union SD....Read more
2017 Spelling Bee2017 Spelling Bee
Take a look at the 12th Annual Spelling Bee with June Musurlian our county champion, who also placed 2nd in the California State Elementary Bee!...Read more
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A Spelling Bee coordinator kit is available to help you plan and facilitate your own fabulous Spelling Bee. Includes detailed step-by-step planning check list, supply list by table, forms for round advisor, challenges, media release, word tracking, and more! Plus a complete starter word bank....Read more
2016 Spelling Bee2016 Spelling Bee
Check out the photos from the 11th Annual Spelling Bee where Gabriel Gottheim of La Cañada School correctly spelled "demarcate" and then "memorabilia" to win the spelling championship! In 2nd place - Ryan Yan of San Gabriel USD; 3rd went to Noah Neri n Newhall SD....Read more