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The 11th Annual North, South and West 40 Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

The 11th Annual North, South and West 40 Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee
Sponsored by South Cook ISC • ComEd Grant Award

South Cook ISC and ComEd are honored to sponsor and host the 11th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee for North Cook, South Cook, and West 40 ISC Students.

Welcome all spellers to the 11th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee for the Regional ISCs competition in suburban Cook County! Due to the pandemic crisis, our focus remains being diligent in providing an event that is safe for our constituents.

Many of our school districts are very concerned about conducting in person gatherings. We are trying to implement multiple safeguards to conduct our Bees which may be held be in person or via an online testing platform at our host school.

Here are the details:

  • The non-refundable enrollment fee is $157 through December 20, 2020 as a result of our generous grant award from ComEd.
  • The non-refundable enrollment fee for an individual home-schooled family is $102. Credit cards are recommended. If paying by check there is a $7.50 handing fee; purchase orders are not accepted.
  • The 11th Annual North, South and West 40 Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bees will be held at McClure Junior High School in Western Springs on March 16, 2021.
  • Each district may only send ONE winner to the Spelling Bee event. The deadline to submit your district's winner registration is February 23, 2021.
  • The Spelling Bee Coordinator needs to complete the DISTRICT WINNER REGISTRATION FORM which can be found on the South Cook ISC webpage under the heading Parent/Community.
  • The student winner and coordinator will receive an electronic confirmation notice with the date, time, and location for participation in the 11th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee event.
  • Registration for all of our Bees is from 6:00-6:45 p.m. and the Bee will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Robert Sloan, Professor of the Computer Science Dept. at UIC, will be our Pronouncer.
  • The National Scripps Spelling Bee finals will be held June 1-3, 2021 either in person, virtually, or a combination of both in Washington DC. This event will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN 3.

If you have any questions please contact Margot Fennelly at We hope you will promote this exceptional & exciting spelling bee event in your district!

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