Spelling Bee is one of many enjoyable activities that students take part in at IOK. Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, develop correct English usage and improve their pronunciation and public speaking skills. The in-house contest, which takes place in the springtime, is mandatory for all students in 1st – 8th grades. All participants are acknowledged with certificates and prizes. Finalists at each grade level receive engraved medallions and go on to participate at a regional Interschool Spelling Bee competition in the month of May.