Calling all Spelling Teams! We have a new date for the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) 4th Annual Spelling Bee, which was postponed because of Storm Alfred. Registrations are now being accepted for the Bee, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at the auditorium of in Durham.
Mike Klimas will be emceeing the event and Keith Luckenbach will be the Wordmaster. Judges include Durham First Selectwoman Laura Francis, the Honorable Judge Joe Marino and the Honorable Judge Richard Adams. Last year’s Bee had over 20 participating teams spanning a wide range of the Durham-Middlefield community: local businesses, teachers, political parties, neighborhoods, friends, book clubs and schools – even the local District 13 Board of Education pulled together a team.
In addition to competing in spelling swarms, the three member spelling teams compete for awards including: Best Team Name, Team with the Most Spirit, Most Entertaining Team, Best Costume and Most Original Team.
Monies raised through the tax deductible $120 team fee and other donations go to support the educational and enrichment work of the Foundation. The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation and creativity in education for the community and to support life-long learning in Durham and Middlefield.
We hope you will join in the fun and help support the CVEF!