• 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 will compete for top S-P-E-L-L-E-R at the 2017 Prince George’s County Spelling Bee.

    The winner of the local spelling bee, which includes sixth- through eighth-grade students, will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the National Harbor in May. The winner will also participate in Bee Week (May 28-June 3) leading up to the national competition.

    Kenmoor Middle School student Ayyub Abdulrezak won the 2016 contest. Next year, the Prince George’s County Spelling Bee will expand to include fifth-graders.

    The spelling bee is free and open to the public.

    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.