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.

2022 State Winners

1st Grade

  • 1st - Rebecca Manning (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 2nd - Gavin Seda (Spring Hill Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Lemuel Shelenberger (Calvary Christian Academy & Preschool)

2nd Grade

  • 1st - Claire Stevens (Rocky Bayou Christian School)
  • 2nd - Tobias Heinzer (Christ Fellowship Academy)
  • 3rd - Tyler Torres (Kings Christian School)

3rd Grade

  • 1st - Emma Hendershot (Liberty Christian Prep)
  • 2nd - Ethan Jimenez (Kingdom Academy)
  • 3rd - Jericho Bradham (Altamonte Christian School)

4th Grade

  • 1st - Lexi Capehart (Trinity Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Anthony Screciu (First Coast Christian School)
  • 3rd - Isaiah Hansell (Eagle’s View Academy)

5th Grade

  • 1st - Allan Polatcan (Hobe Sound Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Kairi Trest (First Baptist Christian School)
  • 3rd - Evan Klassen (Morningside Academy)

6th Grade

  • 1st - Jahanna Armstrong (Spring Hill Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Sophia Spindle (First Coast Christian School)
  • 3rd - Delaney Licciardello (Paideia Classical Christian School)

7th Grade

  • 1st - David Ivanov (Winter Haven Christian School)
  • 2nd - Madison Teitel (Inverness Christian Academy)
  • 3rd - Breanna Gulotta (Ruskin Christian School)

8th Grade

  • 1st - Ella Christenson (Classical Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Ian Cuenca (First Coast Christian School)
  • 3rd - Gaige Adkins (Rocky Bayou Christian School)

9th/10th Grade

  • 1st - Kaelyn Pierre (Colonial Christian School)
  • 2nd - Lauren Boatwright (Peniel Baptist Academy)
  • 3rd - Leonel Perrin (Eastland Christian School)

11th/12th Grade

  • 1st - Timothy Dillehay (Classical Christian Academy)
  • 2nd - Caterina Walker (Peniel Baptist Academy)
  • 3rd - River Lechuga (Ruskin 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.