Annual Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

The Brookline Education Foundation regrets to announce that the 5th Grade Spelling Bee will not be held in 2020/21 school year.

2019 Spelling Bee

L-R: BEF Executive Director, Elizabeth Ascoli, Lieutenant Jennifer Paster, Bee winner, Astrid Young, Officer Katie McCabe with Officer Bear, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Nicole Gittens

For 2019, the first place winner in our 5th Grade Spelling Bee was Astrid Young from Heath School. The winning word was “quintessence.”  Runners-up were Joshua Doctoroff from Runkle, Rui-han Ji from Heath, and Matthew Shin from Baker.

Congratulations to our winner and to all the students who participated in our Bee!

How does the Children’s Spelling Bee work?

The 5th Grade Spelling Bee is an “old-fashioned” spelling bee with the spellers taking turns, each spelling a different word. Once a speller misspells one word, he or she is out of the Bee. Prizes are awarded to the winners and each speller receives a certificate for participating. For details on how the Bee works, see Spelling Bee Rules and Procedures.