What should my speller wear?

All spellers should dress in comfortable clothing for the semi-final bee (jeans, tennis shoes, etc.).

But for those spellers that advance to the Oral Final Bee - please no sweats, shorts, distracting clothing or loud shoes. (Spellers will be walking across a wooden stage.) And remember that a press release is mailed to local media. Your speller could appear on TV or in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.