Cortland Youth Bureau reschedules Spelling Bee

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The first round of the Cortland Youth Bureau's 55th Annual Spelling Bee has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30., in the LGI room at Cortland Junior-Senior High School.

All sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students residing in Cortland County or attending a Cortland County school are eligible to take part. Each participant's name will be entered in a drawing to win a new iPad.

The top 16 students from the written phase of the Spelling Bee will become the semi-finalists in the oral phase of the Bee. Each semi-finalist will receive a Webster's Dictionary with their name imprinted as a remembrance of their participation in the Spelling Bee. Finalists will compete for the following prizes:

  • First Place - $800 toward a college-savings fund or laptop computer voucher
  • Second Place - $250 savings bond
  • Third Place - $100 savings bond

In addition, the winner will have his or her name inscribed on a plaque which will be displayed in the school's trophy case for one year.

Students participating in the written examination should bring a good pen and pencil to the test. Test paper will be supplied.