Howell County Spelling Bee
The Howell County Spelling Bee is an annual competition for area students in grades 1 through 8.
The West Plains Optimist Club provides awards for the Spelling Bee each year. The top six students in each grade receive a dictionary. In addition, first place winners in each grade receive a plaque, and second and third place contestants receive a ribbon. Optimist Cheryl Finley presents the dictionaries in memory of Clifford Kintner, an Optimist who started the tradition years ago.
The 2018 Spelling Bee will be held the morning of Saturday, April 7th at West Plains Middle School. It is organized by Rachel Libby, teacher of 6th Grade Language Arts. Interested students should ask their teachers about the spelling bee; interested home-schooled students should contact Mrs. Libby for details.