Spelling Bee Set for Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the fourth year of the Alameda Spelling Bee. The contest to prove the best student speller in town takes place at 9 a.m. at Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., and is open to Alameda students in grades 4 through 9.

The top spellers receive trophies courtesy of Alameda Awards & Recognition and sponsorship to county-level competition courtesy of the Alameda Elks Lodge. 

The bee is a project started by local parents Chuck Kapelke and Michael Jonas with some help from local sponsors. Alameda Sun Publisher Eric J. Kos will serve as spell master and Alameda Poets Laureate Cathy Dana and Gene Kahane will serve as judges. 

Register to compete and find more information at alamedaspellingbee.org.