Scripps National Spelling Bee (Click here for further details) Students in grades 1 through 5 from Huber Street and Clarendon Schools are about to embark upon a shared journey full of hard work, determination and the opportunity to make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. This journey is the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Dedicated, hardworking students in grades 1 through 5 may sign up for our school spelling bee! The Scripps National Spelling Bee, is one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions, and last year marked nine decades! The purpose of the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee is not only to help students improve their spelling, but also to increase their vocabularies, improve writing skills, public speaking and poise, and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives.Last school year, over 300 dedicated students in grades 1 through 5 from Huber Street and Clarendon Schools in Secaucus, New Jersey have become a part of this unique experience by participating in preliminary spelling bees.