The ninth annual Newton-Conover Education Foundation Red Hot Spelling Bee proved to be a huge success on Thursday night, April 16th. N-CCS staff, students, volunteers, supporters and community members came out in the rain to support the Education Foundation and raise money for students’ scholarships and teachers’ innovative grants! Teams of 4 worked together to spell words in an effort to be the last team standing, or sitting in this case. Teams also arrived in thematic costumes, hoping to win the annual costume contest for adults and students. Money raised through team registrations and buy-backs (or BEE-BACKS) amounted to more than ever before, with a record-breaking 27 teams competing and over $600 collected in just buy-backs alone! Congratulations to South Newton Elementary Staff “Nerds” and South Newton Elementary Student “Bees” who won the costume contest award, and a BIG salute to the intensely competitive and intelligent staff members at Discovery High School who took home the winning trophy as the NeCoEdFo 2015 Red Hot Spelling Bee Winners!
NeCoEdFo would like to thank the Bandy family, The O-N-E, The City of Newton, Olive Garden, Dianne’s Dairy, Bi-Lo, Marie & Twanette’s, Subway, Zaxby’s, Papa John’s, Geppeto’s, Food Lion, and many friends, family members, and schools who donated money, time, and resources to make this a successful event!