The Southington Education Foundation
SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Education Foundation is seeking teams of spellers for their annual Community Spelling Bee April 20.
Teams made up of local citizens, politicians, businesses, educators, students, police, fire and other public officials will compete at 7 p.m. at the Southington High School auditorium at 720 Pleasant St. Proceeds will help foster educational excellence for the town’s public school children.
This year’s Bee Master will be an SEF member. Judges for the evening will be Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan and Southington Public Schools Language Arts Coordinator Stephanie Lawlor.
There will be 25 to 30 teams of three spellers coming together to compete. Although teams are primarily adults from the community, high school clubs and groups may also register for a lesser fee. Costumes, themes and mascots are encouraged.
Participants will write their words on a white board and confer with team mates. There will be no microphone for participants so there is no need for anxiety.
The 6th Annual SEF Community Spelling Bee will convey bragging rights to the team that wins the coveted title of SEF Grand Champion. Last year, the Rotary Club of Southington, with Kate Sirignano, Kris Nola and Gloria Brown won that honor.
Participation is $100 per person or $300 per team. Entry fees are fully tax deductible.
Admission is free, but a nonperishable food item donation for Southington Community Services is requested.
Those who are unable to participate in this year’s spelling bee may still donate.
To register as a team or to make a donation, visit southingtoneducationfoundation.org. For more information, email Jan Galati at SEF.Donations@gmail.com.
Since its inception in 2009, the Southington Education Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants.