Each year JBE Global Leadership holds a spelling bee as part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The spelling bee is for all students in the 5th grade. Each of the 5th grade classes holds a classroom bee in which the top 5 students from each class move on to compete in the school bee. The school bee is held on the stage in the cafeteria with all 5th grade classes as well as parents, grandparents, and friends of spellers in attendance. JBE Global Leadership is able to send one speller to the county bee for a chance to move onto the regional bee and possibly even the national spelling bee.
2015 - 2016 champion- Alex Fister, runner-up- Daniel Huckabee
2014 - 2015 champion- Zoe Danese, runner-up- Hannah Glueck
2013 - 2014 champion- Lizie Herring, runner-up- Sullivan Grant
2012 - 2013 champion- Megan Wooters, runner-up- Simone Kavarana
2011 - 2012 champion- Morgan Miller; runner-up- Zach Wallace-Wright