Montana's spelling bees see changes amid pandemic


Last updated 2/4/2021 at 12:06pm

The structure of Montana’s spelling bees have been, and will be, somewhat different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has necessitated many related events be held remotely.

Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools Matthew Henry is overseeing the Treasure State Spelling Bee this year and is the one who made the final decision to hold the event virtually.

Henry said his decision was based on the state of COVID-19 in Montana early in 2021 and the bellwether that promoted his decision was Gallatin County putting a limit on gathering size.

He said he thinks most people would sup...

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