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Boston's annual citywide Spelling Bee this Saturday

March 13, 2018

Boston’s best youth spellers will compete in BCYF's eleventh annual citywide youth Spelling Bee.

On Saturday, March 17, Boston’s best youth spellers in grades 4 through 7 will compete in the eleventh annual citywide youth Spelling Bee hosted by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), the City of Boston's largest youth and human service agency.  The winner will go on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation's largest and longest-running spelling bee, in Washington, D.C. in May. Each of the spellers won a bee at their school in order to qualify for BCYF's Bee.

Last year the Bee went 14 rounds plus an incredible 13 final rounds before the Championship Round. The 9 year old champion won by spelling "cacophony” correctly. The Bee’s longtime sponsor is the Boston Bruins Foundation.

WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Boston Public Library Central Branch, Copley Square, Rabb Lecture Hall