For Immediate Release
March 22, 2012
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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23 Boston youth from across the city will compete in Boston Centers for Youth & Families' (BCYF) annual Citywide Spelling Bee this Saturday, March 24th at 10:30 a.m. and you are invited to watch this exciting competition. The Bee will be held in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall 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 23 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.