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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas to sponsor 2023 State Spelling Bee


Little Rock, Ark. — Feb. 20, 2022 — The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas are hosting the 2023 Arkansas State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 11 at the Arkansas 4-H Center in Little Rock. The public is invited to attend the event.


Approximately 84,350 students from 422 schools in 55 counties across Arkansas have participated in local and county contests leading up to the March State Spelling Bee contest. One winner from each county will participate in the statewide spelling bee. The Arkansas winner will proceed to The Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program. 


Aditi Shashidhara of Benton County is the winner of the 2022 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas State Spelling Bee. The Haas Hall of Bentonville student is the daughter of Ramya and Eswaraiah Shashidhara.


The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives. 


Learn more about the Arkansas State Spelling Bee at:


The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise 17 electric distribution cooperatives; Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based cooperative that provides services to the distribution cooperatives; and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC), a generation and transmission cooperative. The distribution cooperatives provide electricity to approximately 600,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states. 


For additional information, contact: 

Rob Roedel, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, 501.570.2296 or


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