Mar 25, 2013

2013 New Mexico Spelling Bee Results

Queen of the New Mexico spelling Bee is 10-year-old Ariel Kokoricha who spelled “legato” in the 14th Round. She is from Clovis in Curry County and attends Clovis Christian School. Ariel will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29-30 in Washington, D.C. CONGRATULATIONS, Ariel!!!!!

Second place was Anish Kumar from Santa Fe and Ben Voter, also of Santa Fe, placed third. Benjamin Jacquez of Farmington came in 4th and Katie Delgado of Los Alamos placed fifth. Super job!

Aug 14, 2012

Eligibility for the 2014 NM Spelling Bee

The spelling bee is open to students who have neither reached their 15th birthday on or before August 1, 2013 nor passed 8th grade, and who attend schools that are officially enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee by October 15, 2013 enrollment deadline.  Students from second to eighth grade are eligible. Students must have completed the first grade and be 8 years old or older. Students who are previous winners of the NM Spelling Bee may participate in the 2014 Bee.

Students in the Rio Rancho Schools District, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque Charter Schools, Albuquerque Parochial and Private Schools, and Albuquerqe Home Schools have separate bees and these take the place of county bees.  Winners advance directly to the NM Spelling Bee on March 23, 2013.

Sep 16, 2011

Spelling Bee Information 2013-14

 2013-14 Spelling Bee Coordinators:

The Albuquerque Journal and Newspapers in Education are again sponsoring the New Mexico Spelling Bee. Students grades two through eight may participate in the 2014 bee.
The New Mexico Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 am March 22, 2014  at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque. Check the Web site or for updated information.

The winner of the New Mexico Spelling Bee goes on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee  in Washington, D.C. The champion and a parent’s airfare, hotel, food and official tour expenses will be paid for by the Albuquerque Journal and Newspapers in Education.

All spectators are welcome at the New Mexico Spelling Bee. The Albuquerque Journal and Newspapers in Education take enormous pride in sponsoring this bee and wish all spellers the very best.

Karen Kehe, New Mexico Spelling Bee Coordinator
505-823-3516 Continue Reading →

Dec 2, 2010

Number of eligible spellers by county

Each county may send one speller for every 10 or portion of 10 schools enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

This list is current. It may be updated in the future.
Albuquerque Public School District…..
Albuquerque Charter Schools…..
Albuquerque Private/Parochial Schools…..
Albuquerque Home School…..
Catron County…..
Cibola County…..
Colfax County…..
Curry County…..
Guadalupe County…..
Harding County…..
Hidalgo County…..
Lea County…..
Los Alamos County…..
McKinley County…..
Mora County…..
Rio Arriba County…..
Rio Rancho Pubic Schools…..
Roosevelt County…..
Sandoval County (except Rio Rancho)…..
San Juan County…..
San Miguel County…..
Santa Fe County…..
Socorro County…..
Taos County…..1
Torrance County…..1
Union County…..1
Valencia County…..2

The deadline for the champions to register with the New Mexico Spelling Bee is Feb. 1, 2014.

Registration forms will be sent to county coordinators via email.

Nov 30, 2010

Deadlines for the 2014 New Mexico Spelling Bee

The New Mexico Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 am March 22, 2014 at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, 532 Osuna Road NE. Schools must register with the Scripps National Spelling Bee before October 15, 2012 at  The fee is $120.00. Scripps only accepts checks and credit cards; no purchase orders. Spellers from schools not enrolled with the national bee are not eligible to participate in the New Mexico and national spelling bees. After the October deadline, a fee of $75.00 will be charged to register late. Late registration will be taken up to December 13, 2013.
The deadline for counties, APS and Rio Rancho School Districts to submit the names of their winners to the NM bee is Feb. 1, 2014. Good luck!