UNO And Omaha Sports Commission Team Up On Spelling Bee

The Omaha Sports Commission will host the Midwest Regional Spelling Bee later this month;

The competition will be Saturday, February 26th at 9 a.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The commission says approximately 70 students from Nebraska and portions of Southwest Iowa will take part, with the winner of the OSC Spelling Bee advancing to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which takes place in June in Washington D.C.

District and county spelling bees will determine the field for the Omaha event.

One of the eligibility requirements is that participating students must not have advanced beyond the 8th Grade and must not have reached their 15th birthday on or before August 31st, 2021.

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