In the spirit of promoting academic excellence, Comcast will be hosting the South Shore Regional Spelling Bee at Derby Academy this Saturday, March 23. Elementary and middle school students must enter this qualifier before they can compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is held in Washington D.C.
“We are proud to be sponsoring the Comcast South Shore Regional Spelling Bee as part of our ongoing commitment to invest in the local communities we serve,” stated Steve Hackey, Comcast’s Senior VP in the Greater Boston Region. “We are very excited to see the 25 students compete at the regional competition.”
The winner of the Shore Regional Spelling Bee, along with one escort, will get a 6 night, all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. and a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In addition, the regional winner receives a $100 savings bond, the latest edition of Webster’s dictionary, and a one year subscription For the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.
“We are grateful to Comcast for sponsoring this competition for the fifth straight year,” said Lisa Morrissey of LIDO Consulting Groups, who helped organize this year’s regional spelling bee. “This is a great showcase for local students who want to put their spelling knowledge to the ultimate test.”
Besides encouraging educational achievement, the spelling bee is a great way to expand a student’s horizons. By hosting the Shore Regional Spelling Bee, Comcast is continuing its tradition as a good corporate citizen, to the betterment of the community and its members.