A speller competes in the Upstate regional spelling bee.

Upstate Regional Spelling Bee

USC Upstate will host the 15th annual Regional Spelling Bee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center Ballroom at 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, S.C., 29303.

Each year the University hosts the Regional Spelling Bee for students from Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.

Volunteers from the community help with the bee. On the day of the spelling bee, at least 16 volunteers serve as judges during the preliminary rounds. Training is provided and judges attend a one-hour training session.

The contest will bring together youths from public, private and home-school environments.

The winner has the opportunity to represent Upstate South Carolina in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact organizer Kim Land at 864-590-5411, or kland@uscupstate.edu.