We’re so proud of our seven Alameda kids who competed last Saturday in the Alameda County Spelling Bee, held at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. Our own Hazel Purins won third place out of 45!
Like many efforts that make a difference for our children, this Elks project was built on the efforts of many volunteers over the past year. This program started with various Elks visiting school in and out of the area to distribute dictionaries as part of the Elks Dictionary Project. Alameda Elks have visited numerous schools in Alameda, Oakland and other communities, distributing hundreds of dictionaries to children eager to learn.
Then in January of this year, The Alameda Elks sponsored the Alameda Unified School District Spelling Bee at Frank Otis Elementary School. 25 kids began on the stage and eight went on to the Alameda County Spelling Bee. Because of the sponsorship of the Alameda Elks, the AUSD was able to send eight competitors instead of two, as in years past. We’re so proud of all the children who competed and we thank them and their parents for their hard work and scholarship.
This past Saturday, we were thrilled to cheer on seven super smart Alameda kids as they went on to the Alameda County Spelling Bee in
Castro Valley. We give a tip of the Elks Antlers to Katie, Artemis, Lee-John, Alyanna, Hazel, Elizabeth and Sunny who studied hard, competed and made all of Alameda proud. At the end of the day, Hazel won third place out of 45 competitors!
If you’re thinking about joining the Elks, this is an example of the things we do; the fun we have; and the difference we make in our community. Come join the fun!
Check out the pictures and delightful competitors below. Thanks Kids!
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