- Preliminaries: Wednesday, May 31, 8am EDT. Streaming live on ESPN3.
- Finals: Thursday, June 1, 10am EDT. Live on ESPN2.
- Finals (continued): Thursday, June 1, 8:30pm EDT. Live on ESPN.
Each year, hundreds of students across Arizona practice for hours on end in hopes of winning their school and district or regional spelling bee so they can compete at the annual state spelling bee.
The students noted below are the 27 lucky students who will move forward to compete in the Arizona State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Arizona PBS Studios.
The Arizona Educational Foundation fosters excellence in education by administering statewide programs that enhance the capabilities of Arizona’s schools to strengthen the teaching profession, design high quality curricula, stimulate high student achievement, cultivate partnerships with schools and businesses, and celebrate the successes in K-12 public education in Arizona.