Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee

  • Welcome to the home for the 2018 Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee!

    This year's Bee took place Saturday, March 3, 2018* inside the Ella Fitzgerald Center for Performing Arts (#2 on the map below) on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

    James "Jake" Gordy, a seventh-grader from Somerset Intermediate School in Westover, was the bee's winner. Ava Bautista of Wicomico Middle School was the runner-up. Gordy's championship word was "morality."

    The Bee began promptly at 10 a.m. Spellers arrived at 8:30 and waited inside The Hive (AKA Spellers' Room) to hear instructions and rules, and ask questions.

    We were pleased to welcome these (2017-18) school champions:

    • Ellie Long, Bennett Middle
    • Kolby Harris, Crisfield Academy
    • Emily Whitelock, Deal Island Elementary
    • Alexa Clowes, Delmar Elementary
    • Aleah Shah, East Salisbury Elementary
    • Andrea Chen, Fruitland Intermediate
    • Yasmin Nur, Glen Avenue Elementary
    • Madeline Umsted, Mardela Middle
    • Eden Debebe, North Salisbury Elementary
    • Samantha Yobst, Northwestern Elementary
    • Hoyoon Ryu, Pemberton Elementary
    • Emilia Tuske, Pinehurst Elementary
    • Leanna Morris, Pittsville Elementary & Middle
    • Samaiya Dale, Prince Street Elementary
    • Rosy Gao, Salisbury Middle
    • James Gordy, Somerset Intermediate
    • Bobby Simpson, St. Francis de Sales School
    • Victoria Hobbs, The Salisbury School
    • Morgan Brenner, Washington Academy
    • Jackson Smith, Westside Intermediate School
    • Ali Siddique, Wicomico Day School
    • Ava Bautista, Wicomico Middle

    Names in BOLD are returning school champions from a year ago.

    Schools are encouraged to send photos from their respective bees to umesnews@umes.edu 

    Join us on the first Saturday in March, when we identify the Lower Shore's top speller, who wins a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington this spring.

    *Should there be any weather-related updates or information for spellers, it will be posted on this page.

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