EAST ORANGE, NJ - The 18th Intergenerational Community Spelling Bee -- presented by the East Orange Education Foundation (EOEF) was held on Saturday June 3, 2017 at the East Orange Campus High School Auditorium. 

Approximately 15 teams competed ranging from grades 1-12 including one adult team.

The winners were as follows in each category -- 

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Level 1 Grade 1 Bowser Bees won first Place and Garvin Bee Squad was runner- up

Level 2 Grades 2-3 brought a tie for first place between all three teams -- 

Bowser Bees 2 

Garvin Spell Casters

Langston Hughes Bee Superstars

Level 3 Grades 4-5

Carver's Princess Bees won first place while the Jackson Bee Keepers and   Bowser Bees 3 teams were runners - up

Level 4 Grades 6-8 The Stem Buzzers won first place while the Tyson Trailblazers were runners - up

Level 5 Grades 9-12 was a showdown between the Members of the Campus High Queen Bee & 2 Kings Team -- the winners was Imani McDermott while Oscar Puryear and Quentin Edrington were runners - up

In the adult category -- the EO Fire Department 'The Flames' team was awarded first place while the East Orange Police Department's 'The E.O.P.D. Word Warriors' was runner - up.