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'Bee' A Part Of Chappaqua Spelling Bee

The Fourth Annual Chappaqua Spelling Bee is set for November.
The Fourth Annual Chappaqua Spelling Bee is set for November. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella, File Photo

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The third annual Chappaqua Spelling Bee is coming to Horace Greeley High School in November.

S.H.A.R.E., Students Have A Responsibility Everywhere, is inviting residents to the event at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Horace Greeley High School that will benefit the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund, according to a press release.

"A fun and popular event for the whole Chappaqua community, the Bee raises both funds and awareness for the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund," representatives said in the release. "Many people in the community are unaware of the impact the Scholarship Fund has for Greeley grads by helping them meet the cost of college tuition."

Representatives said that the fund awarded $169,700 in grants for nearly 30 Horace Greeley graduates but that each year brings "much unmet need," according to the release.

Teams or individuals interested in signing up for the Spelling Bee are asked to visit the Horace Greeley High School website's Spelling Bee webpage . Teams will consist of groups of three teachers, adults, high school students and/or middle school students who will spell their way to the final round, where a winner is declared, according to the release.

Those who want to become involved can buy $5 tickets at the door or email questions to hgsfspellingbee@gmail.com.

The format for the Bee, according to the press release:

"The format for the Greeley Bee will be somewhat different from a traditional Bee, where individuals compete and each spells a different word. At the Greeley Bee, every team will spell the same word as all other teams in their preliminary round.

"Each team of three members will sit together at a table, discuss the spelling of the word and write their answer on a white board, which they will hold up when asked to by the moderator. The words and definitions will be projected behind the teams for the audience to see.

"In between rounds, expect entertainment from the Puritans, the leading improv group at Greeley, and student music groups. Also be on the lookout for those competing in the costume contest, the winners of which take home their own prizes.

"There will be six to eight preliminary rounds and the winning teams from each will move on to a playoff round. So, come and reclaim your title, be crowned the new champ or hone your dusty skills."

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