KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The East Tennessee Spelling Bee will be held in-person on Saturday, March 26. Doors open at 11am and competition begins at noon.

It will be held at the Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building, UT Knoxville Campus with parking available in Staff Lot 9, across from Alumni Memorial and Neyland Stadium.

The East Tennessee Spelling is the qualifying event for the Scripps National Spelling Bee and is being held in-person for the first time since 2020. Counties and school districts in East Tennessee have been holding qualifiers and the top 50 spellers will be competing.

This year’s East Tennessee Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Tennessee Titans and is free and open to the public. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/22/2022-6AM)