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BCYF invites Y-O-U to Boston's Annual Citywide Spelling Bee

March 5, 2015

You are invited to cheer on 26 Boston youth from across Boston as they compete in Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) annual Citywide Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 21st at 10:30 a.m.!  The Bee will be held at the BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center/School in Mattapan and is sponsored by the Boston Bruins Foundation with travel support from JetBlue.

A packed house of family, friends and spectators will cheer on the youth down to the final word.  The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.  The Scripps Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running spelling bee.  School children from all over the country converge on Washington D.C. every May to compete in the national bee.  The one and only winner from Massachusetts was in 1939.

The 26 participants in the BCYF Bee won a qualifying Bee at their Boston school earlier this year.  Over 3000 Boston youth took part in the qualifying bees.