Get your team together, grab some costumes and get ready for a good old-fashioned spelling bee! The 15th Annual Andover Spelling Bee is set to take place on Friday, March 30 at 7 PM at Wood Hill Middle School in Andover, MA. This spelling bee is unique in that it is designed as a team sport, and there will be no solo spelling. All spelling bee teams are encouraged to attend in costume, as are audience members who often dress up to support their favorite teams. Each year, fans are invited to participate in a Spirit Parade, and Spirit Award is presented to the spelling team with the most fans present. Furthermore, a trophy will be awarded to the team with the most creative costume. This one-of-a-kind spelling bee is sponsored by the Andover Fund for Education (AFE).
AFE was founded in 1991 to support the pursuit of excellence in education through the public school system in Andover. Twice a year, AFE provides grants to local educators to implement new and creative education projects that reinforce and strengthen the curriculum within the school system. The organization strives to continuously promote innovation in the curriculum to inspire students and staff, expand the desire for better education and learning and increase community involvement in public education.
Registration for the Andover Spelling Bee is available on the AFE website by downloading the form. To enter, teams pay a tax-deductible entry fee of $200 for a four-person team of adults. Businesses and organizations, large and small, can sponsor teams and can view more information on the website. For more information on how to participate or to provide monetary support AFE, please email email@example.com.