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Lee School to host first-ever school spelling bee Friday

February 29, 2016

Students in grades three through five at Lee School will compete in a first-ever school spelling bee on Friday, March 4, at 1:45 PM. The top seven students from each grade level will compete.

“We are incredibly excited to celebrate a new academic tradition at Lee,” said Principal Nathan Kochanowski. “What a privilege to hold this event and showcase the knowledge and excellence of our students.”

All participants will be eligible for prizes donated by Ergadoozy, Pizza Ranch, Walmart on 6th Street, Family Video, McDonald’s, Baskin Robbins, Skateland and Knight’s Action Park. First place will win a tablet along with a trophy. Second place will win a trophy along with several prizes.

Resource Teacher Morgan Fretz will sing the National Anthem. Sharon Hultquist, from the National Guard, will speak on her career in the army and how education has impacted her life. She will then serve as spelling bee pronouncer.