WOW! What an amazing Bee!

6th annual spelling bee logoThank you to everyone who attended the 6th Annual Spelling Bee! We  had a wonderful evening and we raised $30,000 for NHR literacy programs!

Many congratulations to our 2017 Champions, The Stellar Spellers!


Thanks to everyone who came to the Bee! We have many thank yous to share – to everyone who worked on the Bee, to our sponsors and donors, our co-chairs, our audience, our Word Master, Judges, Emcee Keith Kountz, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University and our incredible volunteers.

If you attended the Bee, please fill in our short online survey and help us to plan for next year! Click here for the survey.

We are especially grateful to the 14 event sponsors who supported the Bee!

Gold Sponsors: Gray Organschi Architecture and Yale British Art Center

Silver Sponsors: NewAlliance Foundation, The Study at Yale, Noble Wealth Advisors, Suzio York Hill, Claire’s Corner Copia, The Russell Hall Company

Bronze Sponsors: UBS, Hopkins School, Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Gould Injury Law, Webster Bank

IMG_4831 StageThank you also to all of the businesses and organizations who purchased program ads especially, C-TEC Solar, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Vincent Celentano/Citizens Bank, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and Greenberg Rhein and Margolis Inc Insurance.

Thank you to all of the local bakeries for donating cookies and desserts with a special shout out to Shake Shack New Haven for coming to do an ice cream scooping and for providing prizes for the high school round winners and cookbooks for the overall winners!

Our High School Round Winners were: Squash Haven Spellers.

Check back for press coverage and more photos!

Keep on spelling and we will see you at Spelling Bee 7 in 2018!


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