If you’re erudite, an extrovert or just like to show off your ability to spell, the Grafton Education Alliance has an event planned just for you.
The GEA is now drafting teams for a community spelling bee and silent auction, planned for March 6 (that’s 2009!), 6-8:30 p.m. at Grafton High School. Teams of three will compete in rounds for the title of best spellers in Grafton.
The cost per team is $150, although admission to the event itself is free. The GEA is hoping to round up about 25 teams which, in past years, have hailed from the Grafton schools, town offices, churches and athletic groups.
Prizes will also be awarded for the most original team name, the most team spirit and the most distinguishing look. Teams will be provided with a study guide before the event.
The evening will be presided over by Town Moderator Roger Trahan. South Grafton Elementary School Principal Doreen Parker and North Grafton Elementary School Principal Michelle Tynan will be the Official Pronouncers, while Supt. Joseph Connors, Grafton Elementary School Principal Brenda Plainte and Grafton High School Assistant Principal Maureen Cohen will be the Bee Judges.
If you are interested in forming a team, or sponsoring the event, please contact Teresa Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorraine Guyer at email@example.com
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Caroline Alper at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up here: www.mysignup.com/gea-spelling-bee-volunteers
If you are interested in donating a Silent Auction item, please contact
Christine Brown at email@example.com