The Second Annual Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee welcomes Hawai'i residents, 60 years and older, to register to participate in one of the local, preliminary spelling bee events that will be held throughout Hawai'i during June and July 2023. The top three winners from each of the preliminary spelling bees will advance to compete in the 2023 Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee Finals Competition, held on Saturday, July 29, 2023, on Oahu. 

The purpose of the Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee is to encourage older men and women (60 years and older) to stay mentally sharp by learning and practicing the use and spelling of words, and to help strengthen memory.  Research shows that those who view themselves as “lifelong learners” often have a cognitive edge. The net proceeds from the 2023 Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee will support the Alzheimer's Association as part of "The Longest Day". 

This year's Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee will have one category for entry. More information about the preliminary and the final spelling bees will be added to this website so please check back often for updates.