Get ready to dust off those dictionaries because 24 of the best and brightest students in the Culver City Unified School District are getting ready to S-P-E-L-L their way to the top!
On February 6, four students from each of the district’s five elementary schools and Culver City Middle School will compete in CCUSD’s district-wide spelling bee at Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda Street.
The competition, sponsored by Westfield Culver City, will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.
“Every year, millions of students participate in spelling competitions around the country,” said Superintendent Patricia Jaffe. “We are excited that we will be having our seventh annual districtwide spelling bee right here in Culver City. It’s a wonderful event that I hope everyone will come and watch.”
The winner of the CCUSD Spelling Bee will advance to the county-wide competition in March in Alhambra, and the winner from the Los Angeles County competition will advance to the statewide spelling bee in May at Sonoma State University.
In addition, the winner of the CCUSD competition will receive a $250 savings bond, courtesy of Westfield Culver City. Second- and third-place finishers will also receive savings bonds, and every participant will receive a certificate.
All 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students throughout the district have had an opportunity to compete at the school level first, and the top four spellers will advance to the district-wide competition on February 6.