After several years of hiatus, Throop students will again have the opportunity to participate in the Scripp’s Spelling Bee sponsored by Orange County Publishing and Orange County Community Foundation. Miles Flynn, local news reporter, has been instrumental in reviving this event in the schools of Orange County, and we owe him a huge thank you.
Scripp’s Spelling Bee word lists have gone home with students in grades 1-6. Students in grades 1, 2, and 3 will have the opportunity to participate in a classroom spelling bee with the top three classroom winners participating in grade level spelling bees prior to January. The first, second, and third place finishers in each grade will be recognized at the Throop school bee in January. Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 will participate in the class, grade level and the Throop School Bee in January. There will be classroom and grade level spelling bees with the first, second, and third place finishers in grades 4, 5, and 6 moving on to participate in the Throop School Bee to be held on January 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. The top three spellers in the Throop School Bee will join other top spellers from the elementary and middle school students from all three county schools. The county bee will take place at the PHS Auditorium on February 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The first place winner of the Orange County Spelling Bee will participate in the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2015. The student and one chaperone will travel, all expenses paid, to the national event.
Good luck to all the students as they prepare for each level of completion. Their preparation will enhance their academics, provide them an opportunity to feel the excitement of the competition, and a sense of pride for their accomplishments.
Dream about the possibilities,