09/21/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2023 09:06
The winner of BCYF's Bee represents Boston at the National Scripps Spelling Bee.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is proud to announce the opportunity for Boston students and schools to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program through the 16th Annual BCYF Spelling Bee.
Boston students of public, charter, pilot, and parochial schools as well as home-schooled students are eligible to participate in BCYF's Bee this spring only after they have won a Bee held at a Boston school. In addition to improving students' spelling skills and broadening their vocabulary, Spelling Bee participation provides valuable experience in developing self-confidence-a necessary skill for success in public speaking and performing arts.
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The champion of the 16th Annual BCYF Spelling Bee will win a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee.All finalists will receive a trophy and the second and third place finishers will win an Amazon Fire table, and Amazon gift card.
In 2008, BCYF started a new tradition for Boston by hosting the first citywide Spelling Bee in over 70 years. Over the next fifteen years, BCYF, with the support of the Boston Bruins Foundation, has continued the tradition of the BCYF Spelling Bee. Each year, family members, friends, and teachers proudly cheer on the spellers at the Citywide Spelling Bee in March.