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.

2021 State Winners

1st Grade

  • 1st - Johnston Hahr (Orlando Christian Prep)
  • 2nd - Jazmine Raynor (Brush Arbor Christian School)
  • 3rd - Madelyn Gilbert (Altamonte Christian School)

2nd Grade

  • 1st - Leah Dias (Highlands Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Naomi Munoz (Rainbow Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Leonardo Reyes (Christ Fellowship Academy)

3rd Grade

  • 1st - Noah Sims (Calvary Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Lexi Capehart (Trinity Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Seth Srp (Rocky Bayou Christian School)

4th Grade

  • 1st - Allan Polatcan (Hobe Sound Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Maddox Davis (Trinity Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Alex Tadlock (Trinity Christian Academy)

5th Grade

  • 1st - Hiawathia Porter (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 2nd - John Beachman (Orlando Christian Prep)
  • 3rd - Daniel Deyneko (Parsons Christian Academy)

6th Grade

  • 1st - Olivia White (Paideia Classical Christian School)
  • 2nd - Brianna Bones (Landmark Christian School)
  • 3rd - Julia Pond (Altamonte Christian School)

7th Grade

  • 1st - Anna Calhau (Morningside Academy)
  • 2nd - Kaleb Batista (Altamonte Christian School)
  • 3rd - Hailey Dees (Trinity Christian Academy)

8th Grade

  • 1st - Payton Huff (Hobe Sound Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Marlene Kpogoh (Altamonte Christian School)
  • 3rd - Virgilio Gombio (First Coast Christian School)

9th/10th Grade

  • 1st - Sammy Monier (Inverness Christian School)
  • 2nd - Reynold Mendonca (Spring Hill Christian School)
  • 3rd - Lucas Colson (North Florida Christian School)

11th/12th Grade

  • 1st - Catie Barnes (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 2nd - Sunni Barton (Inverness Christian School)
  • 3rd - Kennedy Hamilton (Ruskin Christian School)


Regional Spelling Bees


Friday, October 28, 2022 
Unless listed differently below


See the Regions tab below.



Region 1
Coordinator: Mr. Don Russell
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Calvary Christian Academy

Region 2
Coordinator: Mrs. Karen Wilson
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: First Coast Christian School

Region 3
Coordinator: Mr. Chad Soucie
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Orlando Christian Prep

Region 4
Coordinators: Mrs. Karen Jeffers/Mrs. Patty Gleason
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Spring Hill Christian Academy 

Region 5
Coordinator: Ms. Kelly Stetler
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Hobe Sound Christian Academy

Region 6
Coordinator: Ms. Denise Thompson
Date for High School: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location for High School: Westwood Christian School
Date for Grades 1-8: Friday, October 28, 2022
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 14.  
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 18, 2022


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 9.  No registrations, individual or school, will be accepted after noon on November 9.


$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 2022 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. You may wish to view the schedule (above), the Parent Letter (below), and the Spelling Bee Manual (below). 
As well, the words that your child needs to be studying for the State Bee are clearly defined in the cover page of the Master Word List (download below). 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.

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. 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.

Parent Letter

Please distribute this Parent Letter to the parents of each 2022 Regional Bee participant. It has key information for them to help their children prepare for the bees.

2022 Regional Spelling Bee Certificates

Download the appropriate file to your computer that corresponds with your region. Open the files in any version of Adobe Reader - type the name of each participating student from your school into the appropriate field - print to your local printer (you may want to print this on special paper). These files are savable to your hard drive.