Aloha and Welcome to the 2023 Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee website!
This year, we will be having preliminary spelling bees on the Big Island, Kaua'i, Maui, and Oahu (Aiea and Honolulu):
Kaua'i - June 20, 2023 at 9 a.m. (Registration deadline extended to June 13)
Big Island - June 24, 2023 at 9 a.m. (Registration deadline extended to June 18)
Maui - July 1, 2023 at 9 a.m. (Registration deadline extended to June 25)
Aiea - July 15, 2023 at 9 a.m. (Registration deadline extended to June 30)
Honolulu - July 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. (Registration deadline extended to June 30)
The top three spellers from each of the above preliminary competitions will be eligible to compete in the Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee Finals Competition on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Lanakila Multipurpose Center, Honolulu. Airline transportation will be provided to the top three neighbor island winners, and a guest, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines.
Winners from each of the above preliminary events will also receive:
1st Place: 1st Place Medal & 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles
2nd Place: 2nd Place Medal & 30,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles
3rd Place: 3rd Place Medal & 20,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles
The grand champion in the finals competition will receive a trip for two to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, as well as a 4-night stay at California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee Preliminary Competitions and wish you all the best of luck as you compete to participate in the Finals Competition!
Photos from the 2022 Kupuna Spelling Bee Finals Competition