Who will be crowned “Queen Bee” of East Greenwich?
EGEF will be hosting its first annual community-wide Spelling Bee on Sunday, November 8th at 4:30pm in the EGHS gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public.
Rebecca Bliss, president of the EGEF, says, “We want to create a family activity that’s both fun and educationally-related and will draw the community together year after year.”
The Bee consists of six rounds for six different community groups — elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, PTG members, teachers/coaches, and local community leaders. Each round will have six teams of three people. The event will culminate in a championship round where winners from the earlier rounds face-off for the grand prize – bragging rights. Rhode Island State Representative Anthony Giarrusso will be the master of ceremonies, and Jennifer Cosgrove, Sherri Tracey, and Tracy Barron are co-chairing the event.
EGEF is looking for community partners to the sponsor the Spelling Bee. While the goal of the first Bee is to build awareness and interest in the event, ultimately, the annual Bee will serve as a fundraiser for the foundation. Interested in sponsoring or volunteering for this inaugural event? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.