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  • Open for Business With Careful Protocol

    20th Mar 2020

    Open for Business With Careful Protocol

    We’re all in this pandemic period together. Much of our staff is working from home, and we are maintaining careful protocol for hand washing/sanitizing and wiping down any doorknobs, keyboards, tel…

    Published by Linda Tarrant

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  • Insanely Difficult Words to Spell

    4th Mar 2020

    Insanely Difficult Words to Spell

    Even some of the world's best spellers consider these words to be insanely difficult!  What makes a word "tricky?" Many National Spelling Bee contestants know that some of the hardest words to…

    Published by Linda Tarrant

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  • What does UIL Stand For?

    4th Mar 2020

    What does UIL Stand For?

    Founded in 1913, University Interscholastic League (UIL) was formed under the umbrella of the University of Texas at Austin from the Interscholastic Athletics (IAA) and the Debating and Declamatio…

    Published by Jennifer King

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  • UIL Computer Applications Contest Tips

    17th Feb 2020

    UIL Computer Applications Contest Tips

    If you FIND yourself having to LOOKUP formulas, rules, or notes all the TIME, this is the EXACT information you need! Whether you are new to the contest or gearing up for State, the following…

    Published by Beth Mader

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  • The Original Spelling 'App'

    13th Sep 2019

    The Original Spelling 'App'

    For many years, words and word information used at the National Spelling Bee were only found in printed form in the dictionary. It was the Hexco family and the "Spelling Sisters" who began to make s…

    Published by Hexco Academic

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  • Who Can you Trust?

    17th Apr 2019

    Who Can you Trust?

    With the 2019 National Spelling Bee quickly approaching, Hexco has been busy preparing our world of spellers to have the tools they need to tackle even the most difficult word that Dr. Bailley can t…

    Published by Noel Putnam

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  • Go Fund Bee

    9th Apr 2019

    Go Fund Bee

    Since the institution of the RSVBee, numerous students and families have taken to Go Fund Me to help pay various expenses towards participation in the National Spelling Bee. We are collecting and shar…

    Published by Hexco Academic

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