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19th Ward Spelling Bee holds annual competition

Created: May 16, 2021 08:13 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Some of the city's best young spellers got a chance to show off their skills this weekend.

On Saturday, the 19th Ward hosted its annual spelling bee competition at the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy.

Student champions in grades three through six came together from three different schools in the area.

The event is held each year not just to prove who has the best work skills, but also to bring students together.

"Eventually we want to encourage these schools to be neighborhood schools and that the kids can know each other and encourage each other and help learn together," said Charlotte Giebel, a volunteer at the event. 

Winners were given 500 dollars toward a scholarship for college or a trade school. 

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