Seaford students to participate in spelling bee

SEAFORD, Del. – WINNER. That’s what kids in Seaford are trying to be as they get ready to compete in a local spelling bee.

The Seaford District Library is partnering with Scripps to bring the competition to town. 24 contestants will come from Seaford elementary and middle schools. The kids have been preparing all fall for this event through small classroom spelling bees. They’ve also been studying from reading lists and books in their library collection.

Library Director Jerry Keiser says this is a much-needed event being that it almost didn’t happen. “The state library and Scripps had reached out that there was not going to be a spelling bee in Delaware so Seaford was the first library in Delaware to go out there and say hey we want to be a part of this. We feel this is an important part of literacy and we just feel it is a good fit for the City of Seaford,” Keiser said.

Once a winner is announced from Friday’s competition, they will compete in the national spelling bee in Washington D.C. Jordie Clark will be highlighting the winner so stay tuned for that.

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