Alameda’s Best Spellers will be Named Feb. 6

Alameda’s Best Spellers will be Named Feb. 6

2016 Spelling Bee Registration Open

Registration is now open for the second annual Alameda Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Alameda Elks Lodge and the Alameda Sun, to be held at Otis Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

All students in grades 4 through 9 who reside or attend school in the city of Alameda are eligible to participate. Prizes will be given to top spellers, and winners from both the elementary and middle-school grade levels will be sponsored to participate in the Alameda County Bee, set for Saturday, March 12.

The Alameda Elks will serve as the premier sponsor of the Alameda Spelling Bee this year. The Elks have long been local leaders in promoting vocabulary and spelling among local students; each year, the club donates hundreds of dictionaries to third-graders across Alameda. 

The Elks’ generous funding of the Alameda Spelling Bee will help cover costs such as trophies, prizes, as well as entry fees for top 
Alameda spellers to participate in the county bee.

The Alameda Sun will again participate as an advertising sponsor, and the Sun’s co-publisher, Eric J. Kos, will serve as a judge alongside Alameda’s Poet Laureate, Julia Park Tracey. Dr. Michael Jonas, professor of economics at the University of San Francisco, will serve as spell master.

To register for this year’s bee — and for more information — visit