HONOLULU (KHON2) — There will be an Inaugural Statewide Kupuna Spelling Bee competition beginning on Saturday, July 9.

There will be four in-person competitions (one on each of the four major islands) and one virtual competition held via Zoom at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.

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In-person public competitions are as follows:

Oahu – Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m. at Aliʻiolani Elementary School in Kaimuki
Hawaii Island – Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m. at the Hilo Elks Lodge
Maui – Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m. at Puʻunēnē School in Kahului
Kauai – Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Lihue Neighborhood Center

Age categories will be split into sections of three:

• Category 1: Seniors 60 to 69 years of age
• Category 2: Seniors 70 to 79 years of age
• Category 3: Seniors 80 years of age and above

The grand prize winner will receive a pair of roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. There will also be giveaways of a 5-day/4-night stay for two people at the California Hotel in Las Vegas along with other prizes.

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Hawaii residents must be 60 years old to participate and the registration deadline is July 5. The cost to participate is a $10 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You can register here.