Edgeworth Academic Competitions
Scripps School Spelling Bee
In February, fourth and fifth graders compete in the Scripps School Spelling Bee. The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. The school champion advances to the Western PA Spelling Bee.
The annual Geography Bee is in January. Fourth and fifth graders who score the highest on the preliminary classroom Geography Bee compete. Questions are supplied by the National Geographic Society. Students are asked questions about United States Geography, U.S. Cities, Continents, Physical Geography, and Cultural Geography. School winners will take the state qualifying test to attempt to advance to the state-level competition.
The Calcu-Solve is a math competition at Duquesne University for 5th and 6th grade teams. At this event, teams of four students are challenged with math questions.
The History Bowl is held at the Heinz History Center each November. A team of fourth and fifth graders work through five different activities throughout the History Center. Team members were students who scored the highest on the classroom preliminary competition.
The Science Bowl is held at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History each January. A team of fifth graders compete in six different challenges. Team members are students who scored the highest in their classroom preliminary competition.
For more information about the competitions, please contact:
Dr. Gina Gordon