Insider’s Guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee – The Journey Begins

The spellers competing in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee have all arrived in Washington D.C.!

Bee Week officially kicked off today with a Spellebrity Welcome in which spellers received their “swag bags” and a special gift from Kindle, the presenting sponsor of the Bee.  This was my first opportunity to meet the other spellers and it was so much fun! I saw many familiar faces and many more new faces. Of course, the most exciting part of the event was when I received my Bee Keeper, a picture book with interesting facts about each of the spellers. Each year I vow to collect every speller’s autograph in my Bee Keeper and each year, I fail miserably. However, this year, I am determined to meet all the spellers and get their autographs in my Bee Keeper.

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