The 2012 Missoula County Orthography Bee is this Thursday, March 1st. I spoke with Missoula County Superintendent of Schools Erin Lipkind about the event on Monday morning. That interview is attached. Ms. Lipkind says the spelling bee will be held at Sentinel High School's Margaret Johnson Theater at 3:30 pm, and the public is invited to attend. The local winner advances to the state competition in Billings, and the State winner goes to Washington D. C. for the national spelling bee.