The COVID-19 pandemic has presented more than a few obstacles to the usual way of doing things, and the FBE is striving to meet these challenges by emphasizing the sweetest parts of the Bee: inclusivity and fun. To keep our extended hive safe, we are introducing some exciting changes to make the virtual Bee a more inclusive event than ever. The 2021 Virtual Bee will be divided into two segments: a Family Bee and a Teen & Adult Bee. While there will still be spelling, both Bees will now include trivia questions too!
Watch a Belmont Journal interview with FBE Bee co-chairs, Emily Running & Regan Moniz HERE!
YouTube Tutorial HERE – HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FBE VIRTUAL SPELLING BEE & TRIVIA event starring BHS Students.
Questions will include everything from school-specific trivia, current events, mini challenges, to questions about trending tiktok videos. Everyone’s talents and knowledge base will be valuable, so build your teams accordingly.
WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2021, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Family Bee (swarms from 3pm-5pm via Zoom)
Teen & Adult Bee (swarms from 7pm-9pm via Zoom)
WHERE: In the comfort of your home!
The Family Bee can comprise whomever you are comfortable sharing a room with (including grown-ups or children of any age), OR can include team members who log on from different devices (and chat privately about how to answer). Middle school and high school students are welcome in either the Family Bee or the Teen & Adult Bee. Questions will be geared toward the elementary school set, and special clues will begin arriving in emails as soon as you register. The earlier you register, the more clues you’ll be able to access!
The Teen & Adult Bee will be open to upper-middle school students and adults. Teams are limited to four participants and can be formed from grown-ups only, teens only, or combinations. Teen & Adult swarms will join between 7-9pm. Teams can include families or friends who want to join as a team from different devices (and chat privately about how to answer). The questions will be geared toward teens and adults, and special clues will begin arriving in emails as soon as you register. The earlier you register, the more clues you’ll be able to access!
PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
- Best Team Name
- Most Creative Zoom Background
- Best Spirited Team
- First, Second, and Third Place Winners
REGISTRATION: Registration IS OPEN and runs through January 29th.
REGISTRATION FEES: Registration is $40 a team. At the time of registration, please have your unique team name and all registrants. New this year: The team registration needs to be paid in full by one member of the team. Awards will be given for best team name so Bee creative!
BEE SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE:
Bee a supporter of the Belmont Schools! A wide variety of sponsorships are, including sponsored video clues that will go out to registrants in emailed links, cameo appearances via video during the event, and pop-bys at participants’ homes to deliver awards! Contact email@example.com for more information.
ADDITIONAL BEE INFORMATION:
Bee teams are encouraged to wear attire (shirts, hats, etc.) to show their team spirit. Zoom-savvy teams are invited to jazz up their backgrounds as well!
Bee participants should check the FBE website the week before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be “on stage.”
QUESTIONS? Check the FAQ
REGISTRATION-RELATED QUESTIONS? Contact the Spelling Bee Beekeepers at firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL BEE-RELATED QUESTIONS? Contact Spelling Bee Co-Chairs, Regan Moniz or Emily Running at email@example.com