Adult Spelling Bee

Where are Johnson County spellers? We want you to join our annual Adult Spelling Bee! The 11th Annual Adult Spelling Bee will be on Sept. 11, 2017. Online registration begins on Aug. 1.

Who: Johnson County Spellers

What: Adult Learning Center’s Annual Adult Spelling Bee

When: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 Check-In: 6-6:20 p.m. Competition Begins: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Franklin College - Napolitan Student Center, Branigin Room (Directions and maps are available on the Franklin College website)

Why: To raise awareness of adult illiteracy

Want to get an idea of what the competition is like? Take a look at these sample words our spellers have spelled in our past spelling bees.

Registration is open. Click here to register your team for the 2017 Adult Spelling Bee!

Harder Words

  • Appoggiatura
  • Daguerreotype
  • Escutcheon
  • Horripilation
  • Nihilism
  • Testatrix
  • Troglodyte
  • Verisimilitude
  • Xenophobe


Easier Words

  • Bough
  • Cursor
  • Dictionary
  • Eerie
  • Illiteracy
  • Renown
  • Scene
  • Stint
  • Transcend
  • Tricycle
  • Yolk


We’ve also had some creative team names in the past couple of years:

  • Bizzy Bees
  • Eye Spellers
  • Killer Bees
  • Masonic Phonics
  • “M”oney Bees
  • Our Word Against Yours
  • Reading Between the Wines
  • Spell Check
  • Stellar Spellers
  • The Grammar Police
  • The Hip Bees
  • The Queen Bees
  • To Infinitive and Beyond
  • What the Spell
  • Word Warriors
  • Wurld Champeon Spellars


Stay tuned to Pageafterpage.org, the JCPL Facebook page, and the Adult Learning Center Facebook page for Spelling Bee updates!