Students from 22 public and private schools in Lake County will compete next week in the 2015 Lake County Spelling Bee.
The local competition is part of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Every year, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the program. During the fall and winter they conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade and/or school level, and send their spelling champions to the next level of competition as designated by their local spelling bee sponsors.
In Lake, first-place winners from each participating school will compete in the county spelling bee, which is being coordinated by Lake County Schools' Academic Services Unit.
The Golden Triangle Kiwanis in partnership with the Educational Foundation of Lake County will present the winner with a $100 check, and the runner-up will receive a $50 check.
Participating local schools are Cecil E. Gray Middle, East Ridge Middle, Windy Hill Middle, Clermont Elementary, Groveland Elementary, Imagine South Lake Charter, Lost Lake Elementary, Minneola Elementary Charter, Montverde Academy, and Sawgrass Bay Elementary.
South Lake County public and private schools
compete for 2015 Scripps spelling bee honors