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Lane County Spelling Contest

The Lane County Spelling Contest is held each May at the Lane ESD. Students in grades 1-12 are assigned to one of three divisions:

  • Division 1 – Grades 1-5
  • Division 2 – Grades 6-8
  • Division 3 – Grades 9-12

Contests at all levels (district, county and state) are conducted as written tests. Students within a division receive the same words, which are pronounced and used in a sentence before students are asked to spell them. Oral spelling (spelling bee) is not a part of the contest.

Each school district in Lane County may enter two students per division as representatives. County winners are invited to compete at the State Spelling Contest held at the Oregon State Fair.

Photo Albums of Past Contests

Practice Words from Past Contests

For more information contact:

Marianne Oakes at 541-461-8226 or

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