The idea of winning the spelling bee had kids zipping through the auditorium, jumping in their seats, and playing games with friends. “It’s amazing that they’re this excited about spelling,” joked one mom. The third grade, which had its spelling bee earlier in the day, was reported to have been even more energized, if one could believe it.
Nonetheless, the fourth grade spelling bee was buzzing with its own enthusiastic excitement.
Friday, January 3, marked the Foundation for Westwood Education’s annual spelling bee. The bee, held for students in grades 3-5, is a key fundraiser for the Foundation; funds raised at the bee are returned to the schools and community in the form of educational grants.