CORNING - The Corning Rotary Club invites all students, families, and the general public to attend Saturday’s Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at the Corning-Painted Post Middle School.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and is free an open to the public.

Ted Goldwyn, past-president of the Corning Rotary Club, said this year’s Bee will boast 60 student representing 30 area schools.

Local school districts and homeschool organizations conducted spelling bees for students grades one-through-eight to identify one winner and one runner-up from each participating school.

Goldwyn said the champion of the Regional Spelling Bee will represent our region in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington D.C. area. The Regional Bee’s sponsors will cover the winner’s travel expenses.
 
In addition to the Corning Rotary Club, this year’s sponsors include the Tripp Foundation, Corning Credit Union, ServU Credit Union, First Heritage Credit Union, Bath Rotary, and the Corning Rotary Literacy Committee.
 
Goldwyn said participation in spelling bees improves students’ spelling and vocabulary skills and helps them develop poise, a necessary skill for success in public speaking, performing arts and athletics.
 
For additional information about the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, please contact Deb Joseph of the Corning Rotary Club at 329-6854 or dajoseoh007@gmail.com.

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