• Media Advisory: PGCPS Students to Compete in Prince George’s County Spelling Bee

    March 16, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 will compete in the 2017 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee. Nearly 25 students from public, private and homeschool associations will compete in this year’s competition.

    The winner of the local spelling bee will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the National Harbor in May. The winner will also participate in a week of activities May 28-June 3 for Bee Week, as part of the national competition.

    Next year, the Prince George’s County Spelling Bee will expand to offer students in Grade 5 a chance to participate. The 2016 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee winner was Ayyub Abdulrezak from Kenmoor Middle School.

    The public is encouraged to take part in this free event and cheer on student participants.


    Who:                          PGCPS Students


    What:                         Prince George’s County Spelling Bee


    When:                        Friday, March 17 • 7 p.m.


    Where:                      Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (Dekelboum Concert Hall )
                                        8270 Alumni Drive • College Park, MD


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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.