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BellXcel Hosts 3rd Annual Spelling Bee in Baltimore

On April 11th, more than 300 parents, teachers, and students in Baltimore came out to cheer on BellXcel After School scholars at the 3rd Annual Spelling Bee, generously sponsored by Eurich-Thalheimer Charitable Fund. Community partners, Family League of Baltimore and St. James Academy, Inc., also cheered on our scholars. Leading up to this annual event, scholars from six sites across the city honed their spelling skills in the after-school program's daily literacy blocks, community time, and site-based competitions. This preparation helped scholars step up to the mic with confidence, poise, and focus. For example, third-grade scholars--Khloe from Harlem Park Elementary and Ahmyree from James McHenry Elementary--were the epitome of BellXcel core values as they conquered more than 20 words each in our first ever "spell off."

Congratulations to each of the spelling bee contestants on a job well done!

 

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