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Mayor Walsh to celebrate Boston's Best Spellers at the eight annual citywide youth spelling bee Saturday

March 19, 2015

WHAT:             Mayor Martin J. Walsh will kick-off the Eigth Annual BCYF Spelling Bee hosted by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency, and sponsored by the Boston Bruins Foundation with travel support provided by JetBlue.  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. Mayor Walsh will speak to the spellers before the start of the Bee and present their participation medals.  This is always an exciting, suspenseful event with cheers (and some tears) from the audience and participants. 

WHEN:             Saturday, March 21 ,10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

WHERE:           BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan

WHO: 

  • Mayor Martin J. Walsh 
  • BCYF Interim Executive Director Christopher Byner
  • Dan Koh, Chief of Staff, City of Boston
  • 24 youth in grades 4 through 8 from across Boston who won a qualifying Bee earlier this year.