The Muscogee County School District Spelling Bee is scheduled each year on the first Wednesday of February. It is held in the Patrick Theatre at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, Georgia. The contest begins promptly at 10:00 A.M. Each elementary school and each middle school are eligible to participate in the competition. Currently, forty-four contestants from 4th grade to 8th grade participate in the bee. Principals, teachers, spelling bee sponsors, parents, and other family members are invited to attend the competition. Please note that parking is limited at the Columbus Museum.
The MCSD Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Muscogee County School District and the Muscogee Association of Educators.
Awards are presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation and school winners receive a Georgia Association of Educators Spelling Bee pin.
The top two winners compete in the District Six contest in Fort Valley, Georgia at Fort Valley State University in the Pettigrew Center Auditorium at the end of February.
The District Six winner competes in the state contest in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia State University in the Student Center in March.
Each State winner will compete in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. during the summer.