Spelling Bee


The FACCS Regional and State Spelling Bees are oral spelling bees for students in grades 1-12. At the Regional Spelling Bees, participants spell down to the top four (4) placements, who then advance to the State Spelling Bee. 

To participate, schools and home school families must first enroll to participate in FACCS events. Then each participant must be registered by the school or home educator for the Regional bee. 

Words are taken from the FACCS Master Word List, released to schools and homeschoolers upon completion of enrollment.

2023 State Winners

1st Grade

  • 1st - Zemirah Miller (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 2nd - Caleb Witbeck (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 3rd - Gideon Lamung (Trinity Christian Academy)

2nd Grade

  • 1st - Rebekah Manning (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 2nd - Cayson Pubien (Spring Hill Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Ava Viera (Christ Fellowship Academy)

3rd Grade

  • 1st - Emily Wisner (Evangelical Christian School)
  • 2nd - Anniston McAfee (Evangelical Christian School)
  • 3rd - Christian Bryan (The Master’s Academy)

4th Grade

  • 1st - Gracie Cramer (Trinity Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Paula Rojas (First Baptist Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Jack Elliott (North Florida Christian School)

5th Grade

  • 1st - Luca Garcia (Kingdom Academy)
  • 2nd - Emma Weirich (Evangelical Christian School)
  • 3rd - Julian Sanders (Trinity Christian Academy)

6th Grade

  • 1st - Samantha Goff (First Baptist Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Tristan Le (Calvary Christian Academy & Preschool)
  • 3rd - Matthew Baker (Paideia Classical Christian School)

7th Grade

  • 1st - Jahanna Armstrong (Spring Hill Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Navanna Nguyen (Morningside Academy)
  • 3rd - Emma Zwirn (First Baptist Christian Academy)

8th Grade

  • 1st - Zoe Halopoff (First Coast Christian School)
  • 2nd - Madison Teitel (Inverness Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Logan Diaz-Roque (Westwood Christian School)

9th/10th Grade

  • 1st - Samuel Evans (Homeschool)
  • 2nd - Chloe Calinisan (Trinity Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Ella Christenson (Classical Christian Academy)

11th/12th Grade

  • 1st - Timothy Dillehay (Classical Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Edwin Castillo (Landmark Christian School)
  • 3rd - Daniel Hernandez (Colonial Christian School)


Regional Spelling Bees


Friday, October 27, 2023 
Unless listed differently below


See the Regions tab below.



Region 1
Coordinator: Mrs. Janet Tullos
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: Crosspoint Church

Region 2
Coordinator: Mrs. Karen Wilson
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: First Coast Christian School

Region 3
Coordinator: Mr. Chad Soucie
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: Orlando Christian Prep

Region 4
Coordinators: Mrs. Karen Jeffers/Mrs. Patty Gleason
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: Spring Hill Christian Academy 

Region 5
Coordinator: Ms. Kelly Stetler
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: Hobe Sound Christian Academy

Region 6
Coordinator: Ms. Denise Thompson
Date for High School: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Location for High School: Westwood Christian School
Date for Grades 1-8: Friday, November 3, 2023
Location for Grades 1-8: Florida Christian School


All registrations must be completed in the FACCS Portal
Registration must be completed by NO LATER THAN Friday, October 13.  
Up to four (4) students per grade/division, per school/homeschool group are permitted to register. 
Maximum of 4 individual homeschoolers will be permitted to enter per grade, per region on a first come, first served basis.


$15.00 per member school/homeschool group participant, unless listed differently above 
$22.00 per individual homeschool participant, unless listed differently above 


State Spelling Bee


Friday, November 17, 2023


Inverness Christian Academy
4222 S Florida Avenue
Inverness FL 34450



Holiday Inn and Suites - Lecanto, FL
903 E Gulf to Lake Hwy
Lecanto, FL 34461

Central Motel - Inverness, FL
721 US Hwy 41 S
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-4515
Large rooms, close to ICA
Rates range from $75-$95 per night


The final day to register is November 8.  No registrations, individual or school, will be accepted after noon on November 8.


$22.00 per member school/homeschool group participant 
$30.00 per individual homeschool participant


A commemorative State Spelling Bee t-shirt is included in the State Bee registration fee so all participants will receive a shirt. Each shirt will have the names of all participants printed on the back. Additional shirts are available in various sizes by pre-order only. Cost: $10. Shirts must be ordered with registration - no tees will be available for purchase at the event. Sizes available are YS, YM, S, M, L, XL, XXL. If parents or staff wish to order, there is a section at the bottom of the form to input additional tees.


The following is the schedule of bees at the 2023 FACCS State Spelling Bee.  Please arrive at least one hour early for your bee.



Church Auditorium

8:00 AM



9:30 AM



11:00 AM



1:00 PM



2:30 PM



Note to Parents

Please do not contact FACCS for specific information about the State Bee. Your school has ALL of the information you need - please see your school level coordinator. Actual word lists are ONLY available from your school.



The manuals and forms are in Adobe PDF format.
Left-click to view; Right-click, Save Target As to save to your computer.


The Spelling Bee manual is available in the FACCS Portal to schools and homeschool families who have enrolled to participate in the Spelling Bee.

Master Word List

The Master Word List is not released on this site. It will be sent via email attachment to each school and home educator upon enrollment and will be available in the FACCS Portal. FACCS only provides the list to enrolled schools. Parents need to contact the school for a copy of the word list for their child.

View a copy of the cover of the Master Word List that explains how words are selected for the Regional and State Bees.