Annual Gallatin County Spelling Bee to be held Feb. 22

This Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Museum of the Rockies, 50 students from area schools will gather to compete at the annual Gallatin County Spelling Bee. Officiated by local officials, the bee features the top spellers in grades 4-8 from more than 40 public and private schools in the county. The contest begins at 9 a.m. in the Hager Auditorium and the public is welcome to attend.

One of the oldest academic competitions in the area, the Gallatin County Spelling Bee is the semifinals for students hoping to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Three contestants at the county will advance to the Treasure State Spelling Bee in March, and one winner of the state bee will compete at the national bee for $50,000 and other prizes.

The 2020 Gallatin County Spelling Bee is sponsored by Bozeman Bowl, Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman Hot Springs, Dairy Queen, Edible Arrangements, MacKenzie River Pizza, and U-Swirl.

For more information, contact Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools Matthew Henry at (406) 582-3090 or by email at

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