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 2019 Spelling Bee took place at Glenwood Elementary School on Saturday, April 6, 2019.