Connecticut Spelling Bee

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

We couldn't BEE more pleased to announce that the museum will co-present a state-wide spelling bee with the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper, the Hartford Courant. ¬†Hosted by the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford on March 25, 2017, “The Connecticut Spelling Bee” will include students from all over the state.

The Connecticut Spelling Bee is the last step on the path to Scripps National Spelling Bee. The overall winner of the state competition will represent Connecticut on the national stage in Washington, D.C.¬† This year’s competition includes 37 students from 27 towns across the state. Participating students in grades 4 through 8 have already won their school- or town-wide spelling bees.

Under the leadership of the Noah Webster House, The Connecticut Spelling Bee will be brought to Noah Webster’s home town of West Hartford. “It was important to us to hold the state spelling bee in Noah’s home town,” commented the museum’s Public Programs Manager and “Queen Bee” Sophie Huget. “West Hartford is also a great central location that will be easy for spellers from across the state to reach. We are grateful to the University of Saint Joseph for graciously opening their campus for this event!”

Who will have the last word? Join us to find out. The Connecticut Spelling Bee will take place at 9:30 a.m on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the University of Saint Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorium, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is free to the public.

A special thank you goes out to Gary Holmes of Gariphic for designing our BEEautiful logo. More on Gariphic here.

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