The 41st annual Charles County Spelling Bee is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at Piccowaxen Middle School in Newburg.
Middle school spelling champions in public and private schools will face off to see who will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee set for May 28-30 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor. Teams from the eight Charles County public middle schools, as well as local private schools, are set to participate.
The county Bee will be streamed live at www.ccboe.com, starting at 6 p.m. Viewers can also catch the Bee on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkQX2z_En_U. Piccowaxen is located at 12834 Rock Point Road. The snow date for the event is March 21.
The sponsors of the Bee are Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), Educational Systems Federal Credit Union and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO).
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.