The EPISD Education Foundation is the new sponsor of the El Paso Regional Spelling Bee — the long-standing educational contest that has produced four national champions and helped hundreds of thousands of students embrace literacy.
The regional spelling brings students from dozens of elementary and middle schools from west Texas and southern New Mexico to compete for a chance to represent the region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
El Paso has an outstanding tradition of spellers at the regional and national level. In the 75 years of spelling bees in the region, El Paso-area spellers have won the national title four times.
“Part of the mission of the EPISD Education Foundation is to provide opportunities for excellence in education in El Paso, and the sponsorship of the El Paso Regional Spelling Bee allows us to do just that,” said Russell Wiggs, President of the Foundation. “We look forward to continuing the tradition of success local spellers have enjoyed over the decades.”
Renee de Santos
EPISD Education Foundation
6531 Boeing Dr.
Schedule of Events
The El Paso Regional Spelling Bee is March 1&2 at Bowie High School in the theater. El Paso area schools will compete on March 1 with New Mexico schools competing on March 2.
Noon Friday, March 1
Semifinals for El Paso and other Texas schools
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
9 a.m. Saturday, March 2
Semifinals New Mexico and Private Schools
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
1 p.m. Saturday, March 2