Home-schooled students who would be assigned to attend a public school in Sebastian County and who wish to participate in the 2014 Sebastian County Spelling Bee should contact Carl Hill, Spelling Bee Coordinator, at Barling Elementary School. He may be contacted by telephone at 479-452-0211.

Deadline for these students to identify themselves is Friday, October 18, 2013. A list of home-schooled participants will be compiled so a home-schooled bee might be held to determine representatives to the County Spelling Bee.

The County Spelling Bee is open to winners of qualifying bees who are not past the eighth grade and have not reached age 16 prior to the National Spelling Bee.

The County Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Breedlove Auditorium at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

BancorpSouth has been the corporate sponsor for the Sebastian County Spelling Bee for 30 years.

For additional information: Carl Hill – 479-452-0211.