More than two dozen students, representing 10 schools, will compete at the 2015 Southeast South Dakota Regional Spelling Bee at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

The competition will begin with a written and vocabulary test at 9:00 AM followed by the oral bee at 10:00 AM at Aalfs Auditorium. Other regional competitions will be held across the state including in Rapid City, Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Mobridge.

The top three contestants from each regional competition will advance to the state championship to be held in March at USD.

The top winner will represent South Dakota in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington D.C. The entire event will be streamed live online at