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Thank you to our sponsors for your commitment to education in your local communities. The legacy of local sponsorship is rooted in newspapers, but over time has evolved into a more diverse collection of media outlets, universities, community organizations, sports commissions, and convention and visitors’ bureaus. 

PURPOSE AND PASSION


We value each sponsor for bringing the Bee to their community. We profiled three programs of varying sizes (Dallas, Cincinnati and Sacramento) to share stories of what being a sponsor means to them.  

 

current local sponsors

Alabama
  • Alabama Kiwanis Foundation, Birmingham
Alaska
  • Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Fairbanks
Arizona
  • Arizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale
  • Navajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock
Arkansas
  • Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Jacksonville
California
  • Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, San Francisco
  • Imperial County Office of Education, El Centro
  • KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield
  • Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles
  • Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas
  • SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, San Bernardino
  • The Leading Daily, Kirkwood
  • The Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Fresno
  • The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
  • The Press-Enterprise, Riverside
  • The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego
Colorado
  • Boulder Valley School District , Boulder
  • The Denver Post, Denver
Connecticut
  • Noah Webster House West Hartford Historical Society, New Haven
Delaware
  • No current sponsor.
District of Columbia
  • The Washington Informer, Washington
  • The Washington Informer, Washington
Florida
  • Boca Prep International School/Kiwanis of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach
  • Collier County Public Schools, Naples
  • Envision Credit Union, Tallahassee
  • Lee County Spelling Bee, Fort Myers
  • The Miami Herald, Miami
  • The Miami Herald, Miami
  • WJXT, Jacksonville
Georgia
  • Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker
Hawaii
  • Kama'aina Kids, Kailua
Idaho
  • Boise State University, Boise
  • Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston
Illinois
  • Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park
  • Carroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Freeport
  • Chicago Public Schools, Chicago
  • Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago
  • ComEd, An Exelon Company, Chicago
  • ComEd, An Exelon Company, Chicago
  • ComEd, An Exelon Company, Chicago
  • DeKalb Regional Office of Education 16, DeKalb
  • Grundy/Kendall County Regional Office of Education, Morris
  • Kane County Regional Office of Education, Geneva
  • Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake
  • Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education, Decatur
  • Peoria Journal Star, Peoria
  • The Dispatch Argus, Moline
Indiana
  • Adult Learners, Inc., Lafayette
  • Ball State University - WIPB-TV, Muncie
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis
  • Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah
  • The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne
Iowa
  • Telegraph Herald, Dubuque
Kansas
  • Kansas Press Association, Topeka
  • Olathe Public Schools, Olathe
Kentucky
  • Bluegrass Literacy Project, Louisville
Louisiana
  • Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport, Shreveport
  • New Orleans Chapter of The Links , New Orleans
Maine
  • Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland
Maryland
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis
  • Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick
  • Howard County Library, Columbia
  • Maryland Sports, Baltimore
  • The Meakem Group, Bethesda
  • Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown
Massachusetts
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston
  • The Daily Item, Lynn
  • The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven
Michigan
  • Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids
  • Ludington Daily News, Ludington
  • Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township
  • Saginaw County Spelling Bee, Saginaw
  • The County Press, Lapeer
  • The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph
  • The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City
  • WXYZ Channel 7, Detroit
Minnesota
  • Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls
  • Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Arden Hills
  • Sourcewell, Staples
  • South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato
  • Southeast Service Cooperative, Rochester
Mississippi
  • Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson
Missouri
  • A.C.E.S., Rolla
  • Columbia Missourian, Columbia
  • Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence
  • Mosaic Life Care Foundation, St. Joseph
  • Raymore-Peculiar School District, Peculiar
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis
  • Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff
Montana
  • Montana Television Network,
Nebraska
  • Omaha World-Herald, Omaha
Nevada
  • The Public Education Foundation, Las Vegas
New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
New Jersey
  • Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Hackensack
  • Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City
  • Lefko Literation, Hopatcong
  • Sidelines and Stages ,
  • Somerset County Library System, Bridgewater
  • South Jersey Spelling Bee , Folsom
New Mexico
  • The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque
New York
  • Batavia Newspaper Corporation, Batavia
  • Corning Rotary Club, Corning
  • Daily News, New York
  • Finger Lakes Times, Geneva
  • The Daily Star, Oneonta
  • The Palladium-Times, Oswego
  • The Post-Standard, Syracuse
  • Theodore D. Young Community Center, White Plains
  • Times Herald-Record, Middletown
  • Times Union, Albany
  • Watertown Daily Times, Watertown
North Carolina
  • Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs, Durham
  • Harnett County Schools, Lillington
  • Johnston County Public Schools, Smithfield
  • The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville
  • The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia
  • The Shelby Star, Shelby
  • The Wilson Times, Wilson
North Dakota
  • North Dakota Association of County Superintendents (NDACS), Bismarck
Ohio
  • Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem
  • Akron Beacon Journal, Akron
  • Dayton-Area Spelling Bee Collaborative, Dayton
  • Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange
  • Ohio University College of Business, Athens
  • The Blade, Toledo
  • The Herald-Star, Steubenville
  • The Marietta Times, Marietta
  • The Repository, Canton
  • The Times Leader, Martins Ferry
  • The Tribune Chronicle, Warren
  • Tri-County Bee, Ashtabula
  • Unsponsored Region I, Cincinnati
  • Unsponsored Region II, Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9, Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9 , Cincinnati
  • WFMJ Television, Inc, Youngstown
Oklahoma
  • KJRH-TV, Tulsa
Oregon
  • Pamplin Media Group, Portland
Pennsylvania
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association and Council for the Advancement of Public Schools , Montgomeryville
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh
  • The Republican Herald, Pottsville
  • WITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Rhode Island
  • The Valley Breeze, Cumberland
South Carolina
  • Pee Dee Education Center, Florence
  • The Post and Courier, Charleston
  • USC Upstate , Spartanburg
South Dakota
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Tennessee
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga
  • Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville
  • Tennessee Titans, Nashville
  • University of Memphis, Memphis
Texas
  • Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas
  • Ector County Independent School District, Odessa
  • EPISD Education Foundation, El Paso
  • Houston Public Media, Houston
  • Kiwanis Club of Abilene , Abilene
  • KRIS Communications , Corpus Christi
  • Laredo Morning Times, Laredo
  • Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland
  • Rapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco
  • Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen
  • San Angelo Area Spelling Bee, San Angelo
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
  • Victoria Advocate, Victoria
Utah
  • Southeast Education Service Center, Price
  • The City Journals, Salt Lake City
Vermont
  • VTDigger, Rutland
Virginia
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Danville
  • Fairfax County Council PTA, Merrifield
  • Four Seasons YMCA, Tazewell
  • Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond
  • The Daily Progress and News Virginian, Charlottesville
  • The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg
  • The Kids Clubs of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester
  • The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk
Washington
  • North Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee, Wenatchee
  • Town Hall Seattle, Seattle
West Virginia
  • The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg
Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
Wyoming
  • Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs
Guam
  • Pacific Daily News, Hagatna
Puerto Rico
  • Eureka Enrichment & Learning Center, Inc., San Juan
Canada
  • WFCU Credit Union, Windsor, Ontario
Ghana
  • Young Educators Foundation, Accra
Europe
  • European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools
Japan
  • The Japan Times, Tokyo
The Bahamas
  • The Ministry of Education, Nassau
U.S. Virgin Islands
  • The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas
FL
  • Visit Central Florida , Auburndale