The Houston Public Media Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest local spelling bee with spellers from over 1,100 schools in 42 Texas counties representing 100,000+ students. 56 spellers, grades third through eighth, will face-off on Sat., April 1 for the 2017 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest local spelling bee. New this year, early rounds will stream live at at 1:30 p.m. and final rounds will air live on TV 8 and online at 7:00 p.m. The top two spellers will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 28 – June 2, 2017, in the Washington, D.C. area with an all-expenses-paid trip to Bee Week.

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