Back by popular demand – the Spelling Bee – with a twist! Last year we had such success with our Spelling Bee with a twist that we’re bringing it back! The fun twist is not only do teams have to spell the word but they have to bet on how confident they are in their answer!

Similar to our previous competitions, AALC’s Spelling Bee teams will be asked to compete in local and regional spelling contests with the top two teams from each region moving on to the state championship, which will be held in Springfield on May 31-June1, 2017.  

1. Spelling Bee participants must currently reside in an Illinois Supportive Living community. 

2. Participants will form teams composed of two to three residents and each team is encouraged to have one to two alternates. Alternates may participate during any of the competitions whenever an original registered team member is unable to participate. 

3. Each team that wants to participate in the Spelling Bee competition must register online by 1/31/17 . Each community shall include a $50.00 payment for registration. The $50 payment covers all teams from the community. 

Spelling Word List
Spelling Bee Tiebreak List

Regional Spelling Word List

Spelling Bee Certificate

Spelling Bee Score Sheet

Spelling Bee Points Sheet

Spelling Bee Rules

State Finals Schedule
May 31st
1:00 p.m. - Check-in & Lunch
2 p.m. - Spelling Bee (All Teams)
6 p.m. - Casual reception/dinner

June 1st
8 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Spelling Bee Finals (Top 4 Teams)
11:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony