Go BEE-hind the Scenes of the Reaching Heights Spelling Bee

Reaching Heights will host a Pre-Bee Party from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 21, at The Bottlehouse Brewing Company, 2050 Lee Road.

The Pre-Bee will feature practice rounds for teams entered in the 22nd Annual Reaching Heights Spelling Bee. The public is invited to this free event to cheer on the teams as they engage in word games and sharpen their spelling skills.  Participating teams will compete for "Free-Bees," passes that will allow them to pass on a word and receive a new word during the actual Spelling Bee to be held on April 17 at Cleveland Heights High School.

Teams from Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Orchestra, Heights Libraries and others will participate. There is still time to enter teams in the Bee. To enter a three-member team, contact Reaching Heights at 216-932-5110.

The Reaching Heights Spelling Bee raises money to support the School Team Grants program.  Through this program, Cleveland Heights-University Heights school-based teams can apply for grants of up to $1,500 to address achievement issues, while promoting collaboration and innovation. 

Founded in 1989, Reaching Heights mobilizes community resources to foster highly valued public schools that provide all Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District students a successful education.

Audrey Wynne

Audrey Wynne is a member of the Reaching Heights Board of Directors.

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