Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions. They progress from classroom to cafeteria, from auditorium to civic center, delighting friends, family, sponsors and fans, just as millions of other students have done before them. In previous years, Austin-area kids participated in this incredible program through the Houston Public Media sponsorship, one of the largest programs in the country. The West Austin Chamber is thrilled to provide a program where Austin’s top spellers can compete closer to home. The winner of our bee will be featured in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in DC! We are excited about this venture for a number of reasons. Dedicated teachers and parents help students prepare throughout the school year to compete in their local school Bees. The top spellers from our region’s 10-counties will advance to the Austin Spelling Bee on March 25th, 2018. The counties zoned for the West Austin Chamber Austin Spelling Bee include Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson.
The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion and Austin-native, Nihar Janga says, “This is a dream come true for many Austin area kids. I am very happy that an Austin champion can now go to Scripps Nationals directly. Austin is very competitive and the winner of the region truly deserves going to the awesome "Bee Week. I would like to congratulate the West Austin Chamber of Commerce on making this happen and wish them a great first year!" The participation of children in spelling bees can result in many benefits for the child, family, school and the community. The child learns not only memorization of words but grammar and vocabulary. They gain practice with health competition and improve their cognitive skills and C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-E! We hope that you join us for this adventure!


March 25, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm
Topfer Auditorium
202 South Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
40-50 area student school Spelling Bee winners




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About West Austin
Chamber of Commerce

The West Austin Chamber of Commerce was launched in the summer of 2016; evolved from the Four Points Chamber of Commerce in it's 6th year of operation. The name change to the “West Austin Chamber of Commerce" was a result of massive area growth in recent years. Our regional voice for businesses and community had grown and re-branding allowed us to widen our footprint; better positioned to take the lead on area issues such as transportation, employer challenges, and education. Our borders stretch from Mansfield Dam past Lakeline, down through the Domain to Northwest Hills and west through Emma Long Park and up through River Place and Steiner Ranch.

The mission of the West Austin Chamber is to promote the economic well-being of business and quality of life of the West Austin community.

We are an association that advocates for business growth and collaboration. We provide several monthly networking opportunities for attendees to develop meaningful connections. In addition to our educational monthly luncheons, networking events and ribbon cuttings, we offer chamber-driven marketing opportunities for our chamber members and hold events that support the community in which we live, work and play.

We offer a Summer Camp Fair in the Spring to showcase businesses that provide summer programming and inform families in the community of local options. We have a Health & Wellness Expo in the works, as well as a member brown bag lunch series, West Austin Working Women’s networking group and of course, the Austin Spelling Bee! Our members invest in these initiatives through their membership and we are grateful for their continued support and interest in the West Austin community!

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More about the West Austin Chamber www.westaustinchamber.org



List of Counties
  • Bastrop
  • Hays
  • Blanco
  • Lee
  • Burnet
  • Milam
  • Caldwell
  • Travis
  • Fayette
  • Williamson