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 --
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.