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TWENTY-EIGHT STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN 27th ANNUAL ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Sixteen public school students, 11 private school students, and one home-schooled student will vie to become the champion of the 27th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on February 28, 2015.

The champion of the county bee wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 24-29, 2015.  There will be other prizes for the county’s top spellers, including monetary awards from the 21st Century Education Foundation, as well as reference books and gift certificates from Medieval Times, Baltimore Blast and Merriam-Webster.

The bee is a partnership of Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the 21st Century Education Foundation.  This year’s event sponsor is the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust. The champion sponsor for this year is Educational Systems Federal Credit Union.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a not-for-profit educational promotion sponsored by The E.W. Scripps Company in conjunction with businesses and community organizations around the world. Each sponsor organizes a spelling bee program in its community with the cooperation of area school officials: private, charter, parochial, public, and home schools.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Participants in this year’s bee are: